I have been on the edge of making a political decision for several years, and this past weekend, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez and Sen. Dick Durbin finalized my decision. After about 55 years as a pro-life Democrat, I have decided the party doesn’t want voters like me.
The Democratic platform last year was changed to advocate for taxpayer-funded abortions, which I took as “ho hum.” However, this weekend Perez drew a “red line” on abortion when he said on CNN:
“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices, about her body and her health. That is not negotiable and should not change …”
Durbin supported Perez’s position by saying those who are pro-life can be “allowed” in the party so long as they “are prepared to back the law, Roe v. Wade…”
Full article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-letters-why-pro-life-democrat-leaves-party-20170425-story.html