A PRI­EST WEL­COMES PRO-LIFE DEMOCRATS

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Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee Chair­man Tom Perez cre­ated some rip­ples in his party’s sol­i­dar­ity when he in­sisted that be­ing a pro-choice Demo­crat “is non­nego­tiable” — a rigid procla­ma­tion that caused even House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi to take no­tice, and not in a good way.

Fa­ther Frank Pavone, na­tional direc­tor of Priests for Life, sees an op­por­tu­nity, how­ever. He is now “invit­ing pro-life Democrats who are no longer wel­come in their party to cross the aisle,” not­ing that a re­cent Pew Re­search Cen­ter poll found that 28 per­cent of Democrats say they would like to see abor­tion il­le­gal in all or most cases.

“Perez and all Demo­cratic public of­fi­cials who sup­port child­killing are hyp­ocrites on many lev­els, be­cause they are un­will­ing to de­scribe the very pro­ce­dure they sup­port. I want to hear Mr. Perez quote the med­i­cal text­books on abor­tion as they de­scribe the tear­ing off of the arms and legs of a baby and the crush­ing of her head. Then the de­bate can be­gin,” Fa­ther Pavone ad­vises.

“Mean­while, what are those pro-life Democrats to do, trapped in a party that clearly doesn’t want them? Some work to change the party. But if the party doesn’t lis­ten, switch par­ties,” the pri­est adds.

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