Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has struck a different tone on abortion than her fellow presidential candidates, saying that pro-life Democrats are welcome.
On The View, Klobuchar told Megan McCain, “I am strongly pro-choice. I have always been pro-choice. But I believe we are a big tent party … we need to bring people in instead of shutting them out. That includes Independents right here in New Hampshire and moderate Republicans.”
Vocal pro-life supporter and Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton responded to Klobuchar’s comments with confusion, according to Faithwire.
“I don’t understand why pro-life people want to know if they are ‘welcome’ to join the democrat party,” she said in a tweet. “Why would any civilized person want to support a barbaric platform that champions abortion for any reason through all nine months funded by taxpayers?” She also caveated her tweet with: “P.S. I didn’t vote in the last presidential cycle and will not be voting in this one. I am not a Trump supporter.”
As the Democratic candidates grapple for voters, views on abortion have become more divisive.
In a recent event, Bernie Sanders voiced his belief that being pro-choice is “absolutely essential” to being a Democrat, as previously reported by Christian Headlines. “In the Senate, probably 95 percent of the Democrats are pro-choice. You have a few who are not in the House [but it] may be even a higher percentage … By this time in history, I think when we talk about what a Democrat is, I think being pro-choice is … a central part of that.”
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Source: Christian Headlines