If it was not already clear that the Democratic Party is the abortion party, the first 2020 primary debate should eliminate any doubts.
The candidates radiated with pride on Wednesday night as they highlighted their year's abortion request. They were noticeably animated just thinking about it. And the candidates weren't the only ones who saw a visible excitement talking about everything that was available to abortion. The audience loved it too. In fact, the 2020 candidates received tender bids for a total of five ovations during the evening.
The first moment came with the former Texas Rep. Beto O & # 39; Rourke, who said that the health service "must also mean that every woman can make her own decisions about her own body and have access to the care that makes it possible."
Audience broke into enthusiastic applause.
The next moment happened when Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said it "should not be an option in the United States for any insurance company to refuse a woman's cover for their exercise of their freedom of choice." [1
The governor continued to say, "I am the only candidate here who has passed a law that protects a woman's right to reproductive health in health insurance … we must have access to all."
Sen. Amy Klobuchar was next up for Inslee. She said with a broad smile: "I just want to say that there are three women in here who have struggled quite hard for a woman's right to choose."
She had to wait a second for the sound of applause to die down.
Then there was former housing and urban development secretary Julián Castro, who said that he not only means "reproductive freedom", but also in "reproductive justice", whatever in hell it means.
"[W]," he tried to explain, "just because a woman, or let's also forget someone in the trans society, a trans woman, is poor, does not mean that they should not be entitled to to exercise this right to choose. And then I will definitely cover the right to abortion. "
" More than anyone in this crowd knows at home that in our country today a person's right to choose under attack in places like Missouri, in Alabama, in Georgia, I will appoint judges to the federal bench who understands the precedent of Roe v. Wade and will respect it, "he said.
He couldn't finish his thought because of all the applause.
Castro concluded that the sound died, "beyond that, make sure we fight hard when we pass our health system to someone where everyone can get and exercise that right."
Finally there was late. Elizabeth Warren, who refused to say whether there should be any abortion restrictions.
"I wanted to make sure that every woman has access to the entire spread of reproductive health care and it also includes contraception, it includes abortion, it includes everything for a woman," she said. "We now have an America where most support Roe v. Wade . We must make it a federal law."
The audience roared its approval.
If you're a pro-life democrat, I'm not sure where you're going now. Because you're certainly not welcome in the Democratic Party, so much is clear.