Feminists Furious With DCCC Decision to Give Money to Pro-Life Candidates

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• July 31, 2017 1:52 pm


Feminists are outraged at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's decision to fund pro-life Democratic candidates for the 2018 midterm elections.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D., N.M.), who chairs the Democratic Party's campaign arm in the House, said that the DCCC will not withhold funds from pro-life candidates who deviate from the party on abortion issues in an interview Monday with the Hill.

"There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates," Luján said. "As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the district, that can win in these districts across America."

Many feminists expressed their outrage and frustration with the DCCC on Twitter.

Freelance journalist Lauren Duca sent out several tweets describing how the DCCC is attacking "human rights" with the organization's stance.

Democrats have been in disarray when it comes to the issue of abortion since the 2016 election. Democratic leaders have made contradictory claims on whether they accept Americans into their ranks who are pro-life. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has said the party needs to be an inclusive party, while Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said that every Democrat needs to be pro-choice.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) tried to appease both sides.

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