CNA Staff, Mar 27, 2020 / 09:00 am
The Democratic Party's extreme support of abortion will damage its chances at the ballot box this fall, one outgoing pro-life Democratic congressman says.
"The Democratic Party asserts that its highest priority right now is to defeat President Trump. The party's treatment of pro-life voters belies that claim," Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) wrote on Wednesday in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Lipinski is a Catholic eight-term congressman representing Illinois' third congressional district in Chicago's southwest and suburbs. He is recognized as one of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress, and lost his primary election to pro-abortion challenger Marie Newman on March 17.
In his Wednesday op-ed "No Compromise on Life," Lipinski wrote that "rather than acknowledging" that one-third of Democratic voters identify as pro-life, "party leaders and presidential candidates refuse to tolerate anyone who doesn't support abortion on demand at any time, paid for by taxpayers."