From: John H
A pair of top Democrats are telling the 28 percent of the party that is pro-life to get in line and support abortion – or leave the party.
"Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman's right to make her own choices about her body and her health," Perez said in a statement on April 21. "That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state." – Tom Perez, DNC Chairman
While I believe that every woman should have control over her own body and the right to choose whether to have an abortion or not, it increasingly seems as if the hierarchy of the Democratic Party is intent upon political suicide. Establishing an absolute standard of belief to be applied to all Party adherents would seem to be akin to emulating the Nazi Party in Germany or the Communist Party in the Soviet Union – toe the line or else. So much for belief in democracy. Assuming the Party chooses to do this with the abortion issue, they can apply it to anything. I'm not suggesting that there are no issues that could be absolutely banned for followers, slavery comes immediately to mind. But, when choosing an issue about which there is a great deal of disagreement, particularly among people with strong religious convictions, it seems to be nonsensical.
This is not all that much different from the Party elite's effort to dis Bernie Sanders and all of those who believe that Sanders' policy prescriptions would move the Party in the correct direction for the times. Unfortunately, the Democratic Party bosses are so tightly tied to Wall Street, Tech and entertainment Billionaires that the prospect of even mildly progressive policies and people in the Party strikes terror in their souls and demands drastic action to ensure that no such change occur. This is the gist of the attachment, but more forcefully made.