Gillibrand Says Democratic Party Should Purge Pro-Lifers

‘Women are feeling self-empowered…’

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Kirsten Gillibrand/Photo by Phil Roeder (CC)

(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said the Democratic Party should purge pro-life members, arguing that Democrats shouldn’t “settle” for anything less than a total abortion advocacy agenda.

“As a party, we should be 100 percent pro-choice, and it should be non-negotiable,” she told the Washington Post. “We should not settle for less, and if our party cannot support women’s basic human rights, their fundamental freedoms to make decisions about their bodies and their futures, then we are not the party of women … I will not compromise on women’s reproductive freedom.”

It’s time for Democrats to drop the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra of the past, Gillibrand said, and instead advocate for broad and easy access to abortion to protect women’s “reproductive rights.”

“Women are feeling self-empowered,” she said. “I don’t think they’re going to take excuses anymore, and I don’t think they’re going to support candidates that don’t believe they should get to make those fundamentally personal decisions.”


Gillibrand has made the pro-choice platform — specifically the protection of Roe v. Wade — the key focus of her presidential campaign.

But she has struggled so much recently that she might not secure a spot in next month’s Democratic primary debate, according to Politico.

Democrats, like Gillibrand, have become increasingly hostile to pro-life Americans.

Last week, a Pennsylvania Democratic state representative verbally harassed and bullied an elderly woman who was praying outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, calling her an “old white lady” and mocking her Christian beliefs.

“… What you’re doing here is disgusting. This is wrong … Shame on you, ma’am, for standing out here thinking you know what’s right for other people’s bodies … An old white lady telling people what to do with their bodies? Shame on you … This is disgusting. This is shameful,” Sims said in his nearly 9-minute rant.