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Why Democrats Who Oppose Abortion Rights Are Finding It Harder to Remain in the Party

posted on February 5, 2020

The Washington Post’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports that Democratic candidates have become increasingly polarized on the issue of abortion, alienating some anti-abortion Democrats. Though Democratic presidential candidates used to try to reach anti-abortion voters, Pulliam Bailey writes that candidates today are now voicing their full support of the abortion rights movement. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, for instance, has promised to wear a Planned Parenthood scarf to her inauguration, while Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted “Abortion is healthcare.” Bailey writes, “Those who work and consult in Democratic campaigns say the increasing polarization on the issue means it is more and more difficult for people who oppose abortion rights to feel at home in the Democratic Party.”

Read at The Washington Post