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No Room For Pro-Life Folks In The Democrat Party

Jeff Katz
January 28, 2020 - 5:51 pm

Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg told a pro-life Democratic female voter at a town hall on Sunday that the Democratic Party does not welcome her or anyone with pro-life views.

The voter, Kristen day, asked, "I am a proud pro-life Democrat. So, do you want the support of pro-life Democrats, pro-life Democratic voters? There are about 21 million of us, and if so, would you support more moderate platform language in the Democratic Party to ensure that the party of diversity and inclusion really does include everybody?"

Buttigieg responded, "Well I respect where you’re coming from and I hope to earn your vote, but I’m not going to try to earn your vote by tricking you. I am pro-choice and I believe that a woman ought to be able to make that decision.

He continued, "I know that the difference of opinion that you and I have is one that we have come by honestly and the best that I can offer, and it may win your vote, and if not, I understand, the best I can offer is that if we can’t agree on where to draw the line, the next best thing we can do is agree on who should draw the line and in my view it’s the woman who’s faced with that decision in her own life."