Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said there is no room in the Democrat Party for pro-lifers and pro-life policies.
“At a time when Republicans across the country are mounting a coordinated, all-out attack on women’s reproductive freedoms, it’s unconscionable that someone in our own party would contribute,” Booker tweeted.
“Democratic leadership should reflect Democratic values,” the New Jersey Senator added.
Booker’s comments were in response to Louisiana Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards’ decision to sign into law legislation which prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Edwards is a pro-life Democrat who previously and routinely champions for the life of the unborn, something Louisiana voters are well aware.
Twitchy reports the governor had a personal run-in with the idea of abortion as his wife was advised to have an abortion because their unborn daughter had Spina Bifida, a spinal defect.
From Associated Press:
When he ran for governor in 2015, Edwards made opposition to abortion a central platform of his campaign. In a TV ad, his wife, Donna, described being advised to have an abortion because of their daughter’s spinal birth defect. The ad showed a grown-up Samantha as Donna Edwards said, “She’s living proof that John Bel Edwards lives his values every day.”
CNS News reports Edwards said: “Our daughter is now 24 years old. She got married two months ago and she is in graduate school. She wants to be a counselor in the public schools of Louisiana. I cannot imagine what our life would be without her, and I tell this story with her permission.”
Several people online criticized Booker for the intra-party bash: