Michael Wear, a former member of President Barack Obama’s administration, revealed that the Democratic Party’s pro-abortion stance is the main reason why it was not able to amass the support of Christian and pro-life voters during the recent election.
During the election period, former presidential bid Hillary Clinton tried to appeal to the various voter groups through different gimmicks and policies. However, one group that she failed to win over was the Christians.
As noted by Wear, this was largely due to the fact that the Democratic Party has become so obsessed with the notion of pro-choice to the point that it alienated those who are pro-life.
“Reaching out to evangelicals doesn’t mean you have to become pro-life,” he said according to The Washington Times. “It means you have to not be so in love with how pro-choice you are, and so opposed to how pro-life we are.”
Even worse, Clinton opposed the pro-life movement by trying to laud the concept of abortion as a morally acceptable choice. As seen during the third presidential debate, despite having moral reservations about abortion, Clinton decided not to discuss these publicly. Instead, she desperately tried to appeal to the pro-choice group by painting abortion in a positive light.
Another factor that shows’ the Democratic Party’s huge shift in its stance regarding abortion is its decision on the Hyde Amendment, which aims to limit and even block federal resources from being used by facilities that administer abortions. Instead of supporting the amendment, like what the Republican lawmakers did, the Democratic Party made calls to have it repealed.
Wear pointed out that the Democratic Party’s shifting stance on abortion clearly shows the political group’s willingness to win the election, even if that means drawing the ire of its previous supporters.
“The Democratic Party used to welcome people who didn’t support abortion into the party,” he said. “We are now so far from that, it’s insane.”
“It doesn’t help you win elections if you’re openly disdainful toward the driving force in many Americans’ lives,” he added.