In 2016, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party lost to Donald Trump because they failed to take moderate and pro-life voters seriously. 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. 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.
It’s not too late for Joe Biden and our Party. Democrats could be more tolerant and welcoming of diverse voters by moderating on taxpayer funding of abortion and the Hyde Amendment, distancing itself from late-term abortion, and supporting abortion regulations that at least keep it safe for the woman.
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- Nine current or former Members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)
- 57 state legislators, including Rep. Deborah Fellela, Deputy Majority Leader in Rhode Island; and Katrina Jackson, State Senator in Louisiana
- 33 local officials
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