House Dem Says Dems Must Support Abortion, Gay Marriage

Written by on May 17, 2019

A House Democrat who represents a liberal district that includes Seattle believes being a member of her party means supporting abortion and gay marriage.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., addressed the Capitol Hill media Friday morning and made the polarizing remarks.

“I think the party’s response [to anti-abortion efforts] will be strong, and hopefully you’ve seen [that] it’s been strong across the board,” Jayapal said, according to The Hill.

“Personally, I do think there should be a core set of Democratic ideals that we all agree to. That you can’t say you’re a Democrat if you’re against immigrants, if you’re against abortion, if you’re against gay marriage, LGBTQ rights.”

She added, “I’m not sure what it means to be a Democrat if all of those things are true.”

Republican governors in Georgia and Alabama have signed strict anti-abortion bills into law, and other states are considering doing the same. The bills are setting up a likely court challenge, perhaps at the Supreme Court level, to Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide in 1973.

Source: NewsMax Politics

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