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Kirsten Gillibrand: Every Democrat Must Embrace Abortion As A Basic Human Right

Jeff Katz
June 12, 2019 - 11:58 am

During a Monday interview with the DMRegister, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) declared that all Democrats must support woman’s reproductive freedom as a “civil constitutional human right.”

Gillibrand said, “I don’t think it’s appropriate for Democrats who claim we are the party of women to impose religious views on other people. I just don’t think it’s appropriate. We believe in the separation of church and state and that it is a requirement of our constitutional democracy. So I just do not support candidates who do not see my reproductive freedom as a civil human right.”

When asked about fellow Democratic candidate Joe Biden changing his stance on the Hyde Amendment, Gillibrand responded, “He already changed his view. He’s running as a candidate that is pro-choice. I would have a problem if my colleagues weren’t pro-choice.”