By Karen Cross
Silly media. Or maybe confused media. Maybe even biased media?
Over, and over again, the national media reports “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg as a “moderate” candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
So, what does being “moderate” mean?
According to Wikipedia
Moderate is an ideological category which designates a rejection of radical or extreme views, especially in regards to politics and religion. A moderate is considered someone occupying any mainstream position avoiding extreme views and major social change. In United States politics, a moderate is considered someone occupying a center position on the left–right political spectrum.
But Pete Buttigieg supports New York-style abortion on demand through birth. He even opposes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a moderate bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks, when the unborn child can feel pain.
When asked about New York’s abortion-through-birth law passed January 22, 2019, Buttigieg said he opposes government “restrictions” late in pregnancy. “I don’t think we need more restrictions right now,” he said.
Interviewed on The View just last week, Buttigieg refused to say he opposed partial-birth abortions.
When asked about his position by a pro-life activist at a public forum, he said, “I support the position of my party…,” then he referred to abortion as “medical care.”
What is his party’s position on abortion? The 2016 Democratic platform called for unlimited abortion on demand, paid for with your tax dollars. The 2020 platform will be no less radical, if not more so.
Seven of the top-tier candidates running on the Democrat ticket for president, as well as the four lesser known candidates, support abortion on demand through birth.
Even former Vice President Joe Biden. And even Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
Due to their extreme positions on abortion, none of them should ever be referred to as “moderate.”
They have not rejected the radical position of abortion through birth.
Nor have they rejected the radical position that elective abortions should be paid for with taxpayer dollars.
The winner of the Democratic presidential primary, which may be known as early as March 3 – Super Tuesday – will go on to challenge pro-life President Trump on November 3.
President Trump and his administration have established and promoted more pro-life policies than any other president in history.
President Trump is committed to signing pro-life legislation, including
- The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act;
- The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; and
- The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
The importance of the 2020 elections cannot be overstated. It will determine who appoints justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal judges to lower courts.
The election will determine whether the U.S. Senate will continue to be led by pro-life Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), so they can confirm more federal judges. And it will also determine whether pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) will continue to squelch protective pro-life legislation such as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
It’s important that voters know the differences between the candidates.
A Marist Poll (N=1,008, 2/12-17, 2019) found that 71% of adults support banning abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except to save the life of the mother. Only 18% think abortion should be allowed until birth!
The 2020 Marist Poll found that 65% of Americans are “likely to vote for a candidate who wants significant restrictions” on abortion.
Be sure to download and share this important information with your friends and family.
For an updated downloadable presidential candidate comparison to see where the candidates stand on life issues, go to: www.nrlc.org/uploads/records/2020POTUScomparison.pdf