The progressive left gets more and more bold in their intolerance of those who fail to fall in line with their often radical views — nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to abortions, where even pro-life Democrats find themselves ostracized.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg found himself up against a pro-life member of his party Sunday night at a Fox News’ town hall, and he made little effort to be accepting of her views or work for her vote.
Audience member Kristen Day, president of the DC-based group Democrats for Life, put the former South Bend, Ind., mayor on the spot when she asked if he was open to being more inclusive in the Democratic platform to others in the party who share her beliefs.
“I’m a proud pro-life Democrat. So, do you want the support of pro-life Democrats?” Day asked. “And if so, would you support more moderate platform language in the Democratic Party to ensure the party of diversity and inclusion really does include everybody?”
Seems the “big tent” that is the Democratic Party has no room for the likes of Day.
“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,” Buttigieg said. “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.”
Video Source: Fox News
When asked by moderator Chris Wallace if she was satisfied with the answer, Day said she was not.
“He didn’t answer the second part of my question, and the second part was: The Democratic platform contains language that basically says, ‘we don’t belong, we have no part in the party because it says abortion should be legal up to nine months, the government should pay for it,'” Day said. “In 1996 and several years after that there was language in the Democratic platform that said ‘we understand that people have very differing views on this issue but we are a big tent party that includes everybody and therefore we welcome you — people like me — into the party so we can work on issues that we agree on.'”
In doubling down on his stance, Buttigieg also pushed the hard-left view that abortion is “medical care.”
“I support the position of my party — that this kind of medical care needs to be available to everyone, and I support the Roe v. Wade framework that holds that early in pregnancy there are very few restrictions and late in pregnancy there are very few exceptions,” he countered.
“And so I may have my views,” Buttigieg said, “but I cannot imagine that a decision that a woman confronts is going to ever be better, medically or morally, because it’s being dictated by any government official.”
In effect, he told Day to go pound sand, as seen by conservative journalist Katie Pavlich, an editor for Townhall.com.
“Pete Buttigieg just told a pro-life, Democrat *woman* she has no place in today’s Democrat Party,” Pavlich said in a tweet. “All she asked for was a recognition there is diversity of thought on the issue and that it be put in the platform language. He said no and told her to deal with it.”
Pete Buttigieg just told a pro-life, Democrat *woman* she has no place in today’s Democrat Party. All she asked for was a recognition there is diversity of thought on the issue and that it be put in the platform language. He said no and told her to deal with it.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 27, 2020
And Day agreed with the assessment:
That woman was me!!!!! https://t.co/y4bgOJc6Vp
— Kristen Day (@ProLifeDem) January 27, 2020
All of which helps explain why most pro-life Americans vote Republican, as noted by established conservative blogger Shane Vander Hart.
— Shane Vander Hart (@shanevanderhart) January 27, 2020
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:
Sounds like democrats are all in, in destroying their party.
— Sister Honey??⛈ (@Herfarm) January 27, 2020
That woman has a home waiting for her in the Republican Party
— John Betts (@JohnFromCranber) January 27, 2020
— ‘Goula Girl (@GoulaTorres) January 27, 2020
Another proof that the Democrat Party is Intolerance to anything but the faulty Liberal Playbook
— Wayne Dunlap (@wdunlap) January 27, 2020
No room for pro-life democrats or anyone else who doesn’t fully embrace the democrat progressive anti-humanity, lock step hive mind. pic.twitter.com/nr0rpoVepH
— Teal “Deboosted” FOLLOW LIMITED (@sirenidica) January 27, 2020
Your reminder that Gallup surveys say only 18% of Dem primary voters believe 3rd trimester should EVER be legal. How come we never see reporting about how captive Dem candidates are to their single most rabid lobby? https://t.co/7C55VvaJpP
— Brad Todd (@BradOnMessage) January 27, 2020
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