Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2020 / 16:00 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said on Tuesday that she would not shut pro-life Democrats out of the party.
Appearing on ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday, Klobuchar was asked by co-host Meghan McCain if “there’s room for pro-life Democrats to vote for you,” citing recent comments by the senator indicating she was open to pro-life support.
“Well first, let me say this. I am strongly pro-choice, I have always been pro-choice,” Klobuchar responded. The senator supports taxpayer-funded abortion and the codification of Roe v. Wade into federal law, but told the New York Times she was “unsure” about allowing chemical abortions to be available over-the-counter.
Klobuchar has also supported taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers and promoters, and has said that regulations on abortions after 24 weeks in a pregnancy “must be consistent with Roe v. Wade.” She told the Times that “attacks on women’s reproductive rights that are happening across the country are coordinated, calculated and dangerous.”