An evangelical political activist who worked for Obama during the 2012 campaign and in the White House has argued that the Democratic Party is “too focused on abortion.”
Michael Wear, an author and former Obama staffer who currently oversees the podcast Church Politics, wrote a Sunday column for the Los Angeles Times titled “Democrats are entirely too focused on abortion.”
In his column, Wear argued that before the 2016 presidential election, the Democratic Party had a more moderate tone on abortion, allowing for “those who support something less than an absolute right to terminate any pregnancy for any reason” to feel welcomed in the Party.
“But the architects of the modern pro-choice movement wanted more,” wrote Wear, when Hillary Clinton became the presidential nominee.
“When she was asked about late-term abortion, Clinton did not call for abortions to be rare or note that under Obama, the abortion rate was at its lowest point since Roe was decided in 1973,” explained Wear.
“Instead, she launched into an extended defense of late-term abortion that received rapturous praise from some quarters, with Vogue proclaiming that Clinton ‘awesomely defended abortion rights.'”
Wear argued that this cost Clinton and other Democratic candidates votes and warned that Senate Democrats’ strong support for abortion could harm them during the pending confirmation battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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Source: Christian Post