Gillibrand: Being Pro-Life Should Basically Be Unacceptable Like Racism, Anti-Semitism

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 3:30 PM
Gillibrand: Being Pro-Life Should Basically Be Unacceptable Like Racism, Anti-Semitism

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Perhaps desperate to score some political points amongst the progressive base in hopes of boosting her ranking from dead-last in the presidential primary, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told the Des Moines Register today "there's some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side is not acceptable" and hinted abortion now falls in that category. 

As first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, Sen. Gillibrand told the Iowa newspaper, "Imagine saying that it's okay to appoint a judge who's racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic. Asking someone to appoint someone who takes away basic human rights of any group of people in America—I don't think that those are political issues anymore."

She then continued saying, "And we believe in this country in the separation of church and state, and I respect the rights of every American to hold their religious beliefs true to themselves, but our country and our Constitution has always demanded that we have a separation of church and state."  

"And all these efforts by President Trump and other ultra-radical conservative judges and justices to impose their faith on Americans is contrary to our Constitution and that's what this is," she added. "And so I believe that for all of these issues, they are not issues that there is a fair other side. There is no moral equivalency when you come to racism, and I do not believe there is a moral equivalency when it comes to changing laws that deny women reproductive freedom."

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Her comments came in response to the  Des Moines Register reporter appearing to ask whether the senator believes that the Democratic Party's nominee should have a litmus test for judges on abortion.