You might remember that soon after Tom Perez was made the new Democrat Party chair, he went on a “Come Together and Fight Back” tour with Bernie Sanders to unite the party, and that’s when he made it clear that the DNC would not be providing any financial backing to candidates who were pro-life.

“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” he said. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”

2020 hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand, currently polling at 0 percent, also called for an abortion litmus test after the chair of the DCCC said they’d be open to funding the campaigns of pro-life candidates.

So Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith is not happy that pro-lifers have managed to sneak under their big tent and poison the brand.

Plenty of people in the comments are saying their only other choice was to vote for the Republican candidate, who certainly would have signed the legislation into law. Others are saying this:


Exactly: Democrats haven’t been letting them in; they were always there, and now they’ve been purging them by supporting more and more extreme legislation like that they cheered in New York. (Remember when Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered that the spire at One World Trade Center be lit up pink to celebrate New York’s passage of a new law that allows for late-term abortions?)