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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:58 PM

13. It's one of a few issues that, for me, is not negotiable

any more than supporting segregation is negotiable. Democrats don't support segregated schools. Democrats do support same-sex marriage and trans people using public bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity. All of these are civil rights issues; nobody dares suggest that it would be OK for the DCCC to fund a candidate who came out in favor of segregation, or against same-sex marriage or gender-identified bathrooms. Why is it OK to support - more importantly, to fund - candidates who don't fully support women's right to control their own bodies?

I appreciate that in some districts a pro-choice position might be a tough sell; people in those districts are going to have to decide for themselves whether they will support an anti-choice Democrat vs. an anti-choice Republican. But that's not the same as the national party funding and supporting such a candidate, contrary to the pro-choice platform that the party has adopted for years.

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