A pro-life Democrat asked 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg if he would support changing the abortion language in the Democratic Party platform.

Buttigieg did the politician thing where he answered, but don’t answer.

Kristen Day described herself as a proud pro-life Democrat. She reminded Buttigieg, and the entire party, that 21 million people identify as Democrats.

Day asked Buttigieg two questions:

  • Does he want pro-life Democrats to support him?
  • Will he support changing the Democratic Party language to embrace the pro-life Democrats?

Of course, he answered the first question:

“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,” Buttigieg responded. “I am pro-choice and I believe that a woman ought to be able to make that decision. 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.”

Moderator Chris Wallace asked Day if Buttigieg answered her questions.

Day rightfully called out Buttigieg for skirting her second question:

“I was not because he did not answer the second part of my question and the second part was: the Democratic platform contains language that basically says that 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, and there’s nothing that says that people have who diversity of views on this issue should be included in the party,” Day responded. “In 1996 and several years after that, there was a language in the Democratic platform that said that we understand that people have very differing views on this issue, but we are a big tent party that includes everybody and so therefore we welcome you, people like me, into the party so we can work on issues that we agree on.”

“So my question was 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 asked.

YOU GO, GIRL! These candidates want their support but won’t dare to include language that embraces them.

How did Buttigieg respond? Like a typical politician:

“Well I support the position of my party, that this kind of medical care needs to be available to everyone, and I support the Roe vs. Wade framework that holds that early in pregnancy there are very few restrictions and late in pregnancy there are very few exceptions, and again the best I can offer is that we may disagree on that very important issue and hopefully we will be able to partner on other issues.”

T. Becket Adams at The Washington Examiner wrote that Buttigieg performed like “a good company man” since his company has no problem with infanticide.

I agree, but want to expand on it. Buttigieg also performed like a politician in a sticky situation. He gave a vague answer so he could possibly gain Day’s support even though she doesn’t support infanticide.

Leave the Democratic Party. You don’t have to join the Republican Party. Just identify as an Independent because the Democratic Party will never ever open their arms to pro-lifers.

 
 
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