Did you know that, in today's Democratic party, being pro-life is morally equivalent to being a racist? That's what Donna Brazile, vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, indicated at the DNC Women's Caucus gathering in Charlotte when she compared Republicans to segregationists: “They want to relegate women to the back of the bus,” she said. Democrats, on the other hand, “don’t have to pretend to love women."
Brazile's statement came in the context of a meeting dedicated to portraying Republicans as anti-woman, anti-choice, and even "anti-contraception." Nancy Pelosi said Republicans are "not even pro-birth control." (Alas, last I checked abolishing birth control was nowhere to be found on the Republican platform. But never mind the facts; this is Pelosi talking.)
Also speaking at the gathering were law student/federal birth control subsidy advocate Sandra Fluke, and Stephanie Schriock, president of the pro-choice group EMILY’s List.
Each day this week, I'm picking a theme from a chapter of my new book, Sex & God at Yale, to discuss here on Ricochet. Today, the theme is extreme abortion activism on the left. Case in point: Chapter 4 of the book details the exploits of of Aliza Shvarts--a former classmate of mine who catapulted herself to fame a few years back, with help from her academic advisers, who approved a phony senior art project she said consisted of the blood and tissue of numerous self-induced abortions. When abortion becomes an art form, I think we can all agree that that's extreme.
As for the goings on in Charlotte, we all know that the radical abortion lobby has long controlled by the Democratic party. But there used to be such a thing as pro-life Democrats. Remember them? Now Democratic leaders seem to be pushing pro-life voters out of the party completely.
My question for Ricochet readers is this: Is it possible anymore to be a pro-life Democrat?