Posted: May 02, 2017 8:00 AM
|New dem chairman cares about abortion, nothing else|
Rep. Stupak: “There is, and there are a significant number that are pro-life – more than they know. And, those who no longer call themselves Democrats have probably moved to Independent, or they’d consider themselves moderate Republicans today.
“I can’t tell you how many people in my old district, even today come up and tell me, “You know, I was a Democrat until the party left me on the life issues, and I just can’t do that anymore, so I don’t identify as a Democrat anymore, so we appreciate your pro-life views. And, these are people who voted, probably Republican until I ran.”
Nearly a quarter of Democrats consider themselves pro-life, while most Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortions. Knowing they are isolating these voters, some Democrats and progressives are trying to do damage control to sweep Perez's radical abortion views under the rug. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of course one can be a pro-life Democrat and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is not apologizing for campaigning with Mello, who voted for pro-life ultrasound legislation.
"I think you just can't exclude people who disagree with us on one issue," Sanders said.