The Democratic Party charade on abortion is finally over.
Newly-elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has declared that every Democrat must be 100% pro-abortion. And according to an official statement: “that is not negotiable.”
What does this mean?
Tolerance, diversity, and ‘choice’ be damned. Every Democrat must now support the party platform which includes abortion on demand, for any reason, during any month of pregnancy, up to and including partial-birth abortion. And of course, taxpayers must pay for it.
The game is up: Fall in line, or get out.
The Democratic Party has told Catholics who believe in the sanctity of life that they are no longer welcome inside their party. Sure, they’ll take your votes. But when it comes to Catholics and our belief in the dignity of unborn children and the rights of mothers — get lost!
But did you know that 23% of Democrats are pro-life?
Democratic candidates that claim to be pro-life now face a dilemma. Will they challenge their own party leadership? Or will they wimp out, and continue to take millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood and the DNC, and hope to fool voters once again?
Senators Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Joe Donnelly (D-IN), all face re-election next year. All three ran as ‘pro-life Democrats’ despite their mixed records.
Will they campaign with their party’s chairman?
Will they use DNC staff, and take campaign money from the national party?
And if so, what will they owe Chairman Perez?
If you are a Democrat, you can disagree with your party on health care, religious liberty, taxes, climate change… you name it. But if you are not 100% on board with abortion, then you are dead to them.
It’s tragic. And I wish it wasn’t so.
In some ways the clarity is refreshing. We’ve endured the phony double-speak long enough.
Now it’s up to us to call them out. Shame them for their intolerance.
And make sure every Catholic voter knows the truth.