Progressives Say Abortion is the Key Progressive Cause

Democrats must not only be pro-abortion, they must support completely unlimited ‘reproductive rights,’ funded by the government with the aid of all taxpayers regardless of religion or conscience.

The article is a blistering attack on Bernie Sanders!  His offense?  He is insufficiently pro-abortion.  How can that be, since Sanders has a 100% lifetime voting record from Planned Parenthood?  As Desanctis says, 100% is not good enough for abortion radicals.  Sanders endorsed a candidate for mayor of Omaha who had once approved a measure that would inform women considering abortion of their right to see an ultrasound.  Not requiring them to get one, just to be informed that they could have one.  Sanders didn’t advocate this position, he just endorsed someone running for mayor who once agreed to that.

 

As Democrats fall off the deep end, some progressives are saying that unlimited abortion on demand has to be the key, defining issue for progressivism.  Not economics, not the environment, not social justice, but aborting babies.  Unborn, viable, being born, already born–it doesn’t matter.  Progressives are being told they must embrace the most extreme pro-abortion policies imaginable.

Alexandra Desanctis quotes Anna March, writing in Salon:

Democrats must not only be pro-abortion, they must support completely unlimited ‘reproductive rights,’ funded by the government with the aid of all taxpayers regardless of religion or conscience.

The article is a blistering attack on Bernie Sanders!  His offense?  He is insufficiently pro-abortion.  How can that be, since Sanders has a 100% lifetime voting record from Planned Parenthood?  As Desanctis says, 100% is not good enough for abortion radicals.  Sanders endorsed a candidate for mayor of Omaha who had once approved a measure that would inform women considering abortion of their right to see an ultrasound.  Not requiring them to get one, just to be informed that they could have one.  Sanders didn’t advocate this position, he just endorsed someone running for mayor who once agreed to that.

March goes on to condemn Sanders’ emphasis on the working class.  Old-school liberals and socialists of every description have always championed, for better or worse, “the workers of the world,” promoting labor unions, economic reforms, and help for  low income folks.  But for March, Sanders’ economic justice talk is just “dog whistles”–coded language–designed to appeal to white males!  And those were the people who voted for Trump!

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