Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez had a strong message for the roughly 25% of pro-life democrats in the party: everyone must support abortion; this is ‘not-negotiable’.
Perez found himself in hot-water earlier in the week when he threw his support behind a Democratic candidate with a ‘pro-life’ voting record.
Liberal groups, such as NARAL and other pro-abortion activists, quickly pounced on the DNC chief.
“The actions today by the DNC to embrace and support a candidate for office who will strip women — one of the most critical constituencies for the party — of our basic rights [abortion] and freedom is not only disappointing, it is politically stupid,” said the President of NARAL.
The DNC Chairman issued his own statement on Friday, clarifying his position that ‘every democrat’ must support abortion, adding that it is ‘non-negotiable’.
“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” said Perez. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state. That is why I will be convening women leaders from across the country in the next week on how we can make sure our Democratic candidates and elected leaders are living up to these fundamental values.”