Do Maryland Democrats Follow Their Leader on Abortion?
Representative Debbie Wassserman Schultz stepped in it today when, responding to an argument from Senator Rand Paul, suggested that there should be absolutely no limits to legal abortion:
“You go back and go ask [DNC chair] Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a 7-pound baby that’s just not born yet,” Paul told reporters. “Ask her when life begins, and ask Debbie when she’s willing to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, come back to me.”
Wasserman Schultz quickly fired back at Paul with a fiery statement, sent through the DNC.
“Here’s an answer,” Schultz said. “I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story. Now your turn, Senator Paul. We know you want to allow government officials like yourself to make this decision for women — but do you stand by your opposition to any exceptions, even when it comes to rape, incest, or life of the mother? Or do we just have different definitions of ‘personal liberty’?”
Yes, the official position of the national leader of the Democrats is that a mother should be allowed to abort an unborn child up until the moment of birth. A radical, disturbing, and chilling thought if there ever was one.
Senator Paul correctly followed up to note that the Democratic National Chairman does, in fact, support no restrictions on abortion:
“It sounds like her answer is yes, that she’s OK with killing a 7-pound baby,” Paul said.
“Debbie’s position, which I guess is the Democratic Party’s position, that an abortion all the way up until the day of birth would be fine, I really think most pro-choice people would be uncomfortable with that,” he continued.
While Wasserman Schultz’s radical and immoral position is part of the Democratic Party platform, it is of course far outside the mainstream of American public opinion. Only 28% of Americans agree with Wasserman Schulz’s radical, pro-death opinion.
The real question here is not for national Democrats, but for Maryland ones. The complacent media here in Maryland often never challenge Democratic positions and assertions on abortion. And Maryland Democrats are far to the left of even mainstream national Democrats on issues of life, often to the point of overreaching. Democratic overreach on life and abortion issues in the 2014 campaign is one of the reasons that Larry Hogan is Governor right now.
So we have a basic question for all Maryland Democrats: Do you support your Chairman’s position that there should be no limits on abortion?
We’ll be waiting (probably forever) for the local media to ask Democrats this question and to hear their response…..