"Pro-life is pro-woman," Edwards said at the rally. "Life is precious in every stage and should be respected and protected."
Jackson told CNA on Friday morning that, even though Louisiana voters might in general be more pro-life than the rest of the country, other states do have pro-life who constituencies who oppose abortion, in whole or in part. Pro-lifers need to unify behind pro-life candidates from both parties, she said.
"And so that is my concern, that if life is the issue, which it is-doesn't matter what party you're a member of-that pro-lifers should support each other," she told CNA.
"And I'm hoping that what we're seeing in Louisiana begins to basically move throughout other states."
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), an eight-term pro-life Catholic congressman, is a national example of a politician deserving of pro-life support, she said.
His "Republican constituency" may disagree with some of his votes, she said, but the message of bipartisan unity is making inroads around the country.
Earlier this month, Lipinski told CNA that support of his campaign from pro-life groups was "not as much as I'd like to see," as he faces a second consecutive primary challenge from pro-abortion candidate Marie Newman.
Jackson, answering for herself, said on Friday that as a Democrat she has seen support from national pro-life groups including National Right to Life and Susan B. Anthony List, as well as the group Save the Storks.
Jackson was a keynote speaker at Save the Stork's annual charity ball on Thursday evening.
Through attending national events, Jackson said she has discovered Democrats from around the country who either oppose abortion or are in disagreement with the party's radical shift in support of abortion.
The 2016 DNC platform that stated "unequivocal" support for abortion access, and no 2020 Democratic presidential candidate opposes taxpayer funding of abortion.
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Jackson said she is working to give pro-life Democrats "a place back in their party."
"I really believe that we're on the cusp of really building up the party and understanding that what you believe, or what the party platform is, is not what most Democrats believe," she said.