Abortion Rights and the Democratic Party - NARAL President Ilyse Hogue Pro-Choice Essay
Recently, Democratic Party leadership made news by suggesting that an appropriate course correction to the recent election losses would be to be more flexible on abortion rights. Nothing could be further from the truth.
It’s easy to get mad at the Democrats for even considering this move, and believe me, I have been. But let’s consider where they are coming from. We just lost the biggest election of our lifetime, and the stakes are incredibly high. Most days, it feels like our democracy is on line. Some of them in leadership are facing a crisis in confidence. They’re nervous. I get it.
However, let’s be honest about what they’re missing: jettisoning absolute support for abortion rights is simply bad political strategy that leads to worse policy and creates dangerous outcomes for women like us.