Buttigieg: Pro-Lifers Not Welcome in Democrat Party
Written by Dave Bohon
Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (shown) recently confirmed what everyone in his party has always understood: Folks who harbor a desire to protect the pre-born from the horrors of abortion are not welcome at the leftist-socialist party table.
At a recent “town hall” meeting for Democrat candidates hosted by Fox News, one Democrat attendee who also identifies as a pro-life activist challenged Buttigieg on the Democrat Party’s longtime pro-abortion platform, suggesting that the party make room for individuals who value life.
“The Democratic platform contains language that basically says we don’t belong,” said Kristen Day, who is both a Democrat and a pro-life activist, during the Fox town hall meeting. “We have no part in the party because it says abortion should be legal up to nine months and the government should pay for it. And there’s nothing that says people having a diversity of views on this issues should be included in the party.”
Day, who is executive director of Democrats For Life of America, went on to ask Buttigieg: “Would you be open to language like that in the Democratic platform that really did say that our party is diverse and inclusive and we want everybody?”
Day’s reasonable challenge prompted the radical gay, pro-abortion candidate to shift to full-party platform, confirming to Day what she and other pro-life Democrats already know. “I respect where you are coming from, and I hope to earn your vote,” said Buttigieg, in an automatic recital of the Democrat Party’s abortion plank. “But I’m not going to try to earn your vote by tricking you. I am pro-choice. I believe that a woman ought to be able to make that decision.”
Fox News moderator Chris Wallace followed up on Day’s challenge, asking Buttigieg: “What do you say to Democrats who are pro-life, and there are obviously millions of them? What do you say to them on an issue of such deep conscience — that they should overlook this particular issue and look at the whole sum of views or go find another party?”
Buttigieg responded with predictable Democrat lock-step clarity, telling Wallace that he doubted a woman’s decision to kill her baby “is going to ever be better, medically or morally, because it’s being dictated by any government official. That’s just where I am on the issues.”
Following the town hall meeting, Day tweeted her disgust at the candidate’s response: “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.”
The radical, pro-abortion position of Buttigieg — and every other Democrat presidential candidate — stands in stark contrast to the un-apologetic, pro-life platform of President Trump. Over his first three years as president, Trump has, as reported by LifeSiteNews.com, “reinstated and expanded the ban on foreign aid to abortion-involved groups (including International Planned Parenthood Federation), banned groups that commit or refer abortions from Title X family planning funds, overturned Obama-era regulations that barred states from defunding Planned Parenthood, and issued rules protecting Americans from being forced to subsidize abortion in government-mandated health insurance plans.”
Additionally, as reported by The New American, on January 24 Trump became the first president to attend and address the Washington, D.C., March for Life, the annual flagship event of the pro-life movement. “All of us here understand an eternal truth,” the president told the March for Life audience, made up of tens of thousands of pro-life individuals of all ages and backgrounds. “Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God. Together, we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and the sanctity of every human life.”
He went on to affirm that “every human soul is divine and every human life, born and unborn, is made in the holy image of Almighty God. Together we will defend this truth all across our magnificent land. We will set free the dreams of our people. And with determined hope, we look forward to all of the blessings that will come from the beauty, talent, purpose, nobility, and grace of every American child.”
As for the Democrat Party that Buttigieg and the gaggle of other Trump challengers represent, LifeSiteNews.com noted that it “has grown more uncompromisingly pro-abortion over the past decade, dropping language claiming to believe abortion should be ‘rare’ and making more overt its support for direct taxpayer funding of abortion.”
The pro-life news site reported that candidate Buttigieg’s own presidential platform “includes appointing pro-abortion judges to the Supreme Court and making the abortion drug RU-486 available over the counter.” It added that as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg “vetoed Women’s Care Center’s re-zoning application to build a pro-life pregnancy center near the site of a proposed abortion center, and has largely dodged questions about the discovery of thousands of babies’ corpses on the property of a deceased area abortionist. In addition, he has misrepresented Scripture as suggesting that ‘life begins with breath,’ for which his own brother-in-law Rhyan Glezman labeled him a ‘modern-day pharisee.’”
Courtesy of The New American