New DNC Chair to Party: Support Abortion or Get Out

New Democrat National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom Perez — who most recently served as former President Obama’s Secretary of Labor — declared over the weekend that all candidates in his party must formally declare support for abortion. Perez is the first leader of that respective party to call for such an extreme stance.

“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” Perez said. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”

“At a time when women’s rights are under assault from the White House, the Republican Congress, and in states across the country,” he added, “we must speak up for this principle as loudly as ever and with one voice.”

Here’s what Perez tweeted on the subject:

Looking for the extreme party? Here you go. Where are the pro-life Democrats? Should they be concerned about this leftward shift of the party they belong to?

This endorsement of hardline support for abortion comes at the heels of a story involving the DNC’s support of a mayoral candidate for Omaha, Nebraska–who is pro-life. NARAL and its president Ilyse Hogue have taken immense issue with the endorsement, so they issued the following statement:

“The actions today by the DNC to embrace and support a candidate for office who will strip women –  one of the most critical constituencies for the party – of our basic rights and freedom is not only disappointing, it is politically stupid.  Today’s action make this so-called ‘fight back tour’ look more like a throw back tour for women and our rights.

“If Democrats think the path forward following the 2016 election is to support candidates who substitute their own judgement and ideology for that of their female constituents, they have learned all the wrong lessons and are bound to lose. It’s not possible to have an authentic conversation about economic security for women that does not include our ability to decide when and how we have children.

“The Democratic Party, and its leaders, would be ill-advised to ignore data that blocking access to legal abortion does not win you a single vote, and robs women of dignity and autonomy. Abortion access is not a ‘single issue’ or a ‘social issue.’ It is a proxy for women to have control over our lives, our family’s lives, our economic well-being, our dignity, and human rights.

As American attitudes on abortion continue to tilt in favor of the right-to-life, the Democrat Party will continue to alienate the majority of Americans with their unapologetic endorsement of abortion at all stages. They thrive and depend on the support from nation’s largest abortion provider and government-subsidized corporation, Planned Parenthood, after all.

Conservatives and Republicans must seize upon this to continue promoting a culture of life, especially by promoting pregnancy crisis centers and their many services. For a party rooted in so-called “choice,” Democrats and their abortion allies hate offering women (and even members of their own party) real choices — including the right to choose life. Let’s do a better job at this, shall we?

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Gabriella Hoffman

Gabriella Hoffman is a media strategist based in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. She has written for The Resurgent since March 2016 and serves as their D.C. Correspondent.

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