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Pro-Life Democrats Appeal to Biden, Dem Party to Change Stance on Abortion or Risk Losing Voters

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Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) is urging the Biden campaign and the Democratic Party to adjust their position on abortion to retain more pro-life voters. 

The organization sent a firm message to Democrats through a notice in the New York Times this weekend, highlighting three main concerns:

  • Democratic leaders supporting extreme abortion policies, like later-term abortions.
  • Pro-life Democratic voters switching parties over the difference.
  • A betrayal of Democratic Party values.

"Never before in history have so many Democratic politicians challenged their own party on abortion," said Democrats for Life of America Executive Director Kristen Day. "The Democratic Party is at breaking point. State legislators realize that taxpayer-funded abortion on demand is a losing issue. If we really care about defeating Trump in November, we have to bring our position in line with mainstream America."

The letter was endorsed by more than 100 current and former Democratic politicians, to include:

  • Four governors and lieutenant governors, including the current governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards
  • Nine members of Congress, including Collin Peterson, who won his primary this week
  • 56 state legislators, including Deborah Fellela, Deputy Majority Leader in Rhode Island
  • 32 local officials
  • Six Democratic nominees

Many more told DFLA they supported the letter, but couldn't publicize it because they fear the power of Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America within the Democratic Party.

"In 2016, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party lost to Donald Trump because they failed to take moderate and pro-life voters seriously," Day declared. "Our Party has traditionally been very tolerant and welcoming of diverse views, yet it has pushed away Americans who are with us on many issues, but share a strong conviction on abortion." 

Day added, "Never before in history have so many Democratic politicians challenged their own party on abortion. If the Democratic Party cares about defeating President Trump in November, it should reject abortion extremism and actively embrace America's 21 million pro-life Democrats, or else many of them will simply stay home."

A national Gallup poll from 2019 on abortion revealed that nearly 30 percent of Democratic voters and 44 percent of Independent voters are pro-life. 

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Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris is a Features Producer for The 700 Club. She came to CBN in 2019 where she worked as a web producer in the news department for three years. Her passion was always to tell human interest stories that would touch the hearts of readers while connecting them with God. She transitioned into her new role with The 700 Club in August 2022.