Why Are All the Anti-Abortion Democrats Men?
A troubling pattern emerges if you start looking at who in the Democratic Party supports women’s reproductive rights and who doesn’t. Though disappointing, it’s far from surprising that all of the anti-abortion Democrats are men. Let me put that another way — all of the Democratic politicians in Congress who want to institute laws limiting what women can do with their own bodies are not women.
Anti-abortion Democrats do not make up a huge segment of the party’s presence in Congress, but it’s important to consider the implications of harboring that viewpoint within the party at all. Who do women have to support and fight for their full rights as humans, if not the Democrats? The Republican Party has shown itself to be willing to attack women’s rights on all fronts, from limiting access to contraception to wanting to ban abortion outright to resisting efforts to enshrine equal pay into the law. Women who want to maintain and improve their equal position in society need a place to turn to and viable candidates to vote for, and for now, the Democrats are who they’ve got. Why, then, has the party shown that it is willing to throw them under the bus?