Friday, December 30, 2016

Former Obama Staffer Admits Democrats are Too “in Love With” Abortion

Michael Wear
As journalists and political pundits continue speculating about why Democrats lost so heavily in the election, one word keeps popping up – abortion.

The Democratic Party adopted its most extreme, out-of-touch position on abortion ever at its convention in July, calling for taxpayer funding of abortion, support of Planned Parenthood and abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy.

And Michael Wear, a former faith-outreach director for Barack Obama, believes that was a problem for many voters.

Wear, a pro-life evangelical Christian and a Democrat, recently shared his take on the November election with The Atlantic. Abortion came up frequently during the interview with reporter Emma Green.

“The Democratic Party used to welcome people who didn’t support abortion into the party,” Wear said. “We are now so far from that, it’s insane.”

The party does not just support abortion, it supports abortion to an extreme that most Americans, including many Democrats, are uneasy with. For example, the Democratic Party’s new platform calls for the end of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion in Medicaid.

For four decades the amendment had strong bi-partisan support – and for good reason. Polls consistently find that a strong majority of Americans, including Democrats, women and those who identify as pro-choice, do not want their tax dollars to pay for abortions. . . . Read More

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