Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand made it very clear on Monday how she truly feels about pro-lifers in America.
During a meeting with Iowa newspaper the Des Moines Register editorial board, Gillibrand disgustingly compared pro-life Americans to racists, anti-Semites, and homophobes.
“I think there’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side is not acceptable,” Gillibrand said, responding to a question about her views on appointing pro-life judges.
She added: “Imagine saying that it’s okay to appoint a judge who is racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic.”
“Asking someone to appoint someone who takes away basic human rights of any group of people in America — I don’t think those are political issues anymore,” Gillibrand continued.
Gillibrand previously urged the Democratic Party to purge itself of pro-life members and only appoint those who support abortion.
The New York Democratic senator went on to defend her position by citing the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which establishes the separation of church and state:
We believe in this country in the separation of church and state. And I respect the rights of every American to hold their religious beliefs true to themselves, but our country and our Constitution has always demanded that we have a separation of church and state, and all these efforts by President Trump and other ultra-radical conservative judges and justices to impose their faith on Americans is contrary to our Constitution — and that’s what this is.
For all of these issues, they are not issues that there is a fair other side, there is no moral equivalency when you come to racism, and I do not believe there’s a moral equivalency when it comes to changing laws that deny women reproductive freedom.
Last month, Gillibrand said there is no room for pro-life voters in the Democratic Party, arguing that “imposing faith on other people” was “against Christian faith.”
She also committed to preventing states from passing anti-abortion laws as president, and called President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court appointments “anti-choice extremists.”
Gillibrand disgustingly comparing pro-life Americans to racists, anti-Semites, and homophobes comes after an increasing number of states have been moving towards imposing severe restrictions on abortion.
A month ago, Alabama GOP Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that makes performing an abortion a felony at any stage of pregnancy with almost no exceptions.
This is arguably the strongest anti-abortion, pro-life bill in the country — and other states are pushing to pass similar laws.
Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana and Ohio have recently passed fetal heartbeat laws, which bans abortion after a heartbeat can be detected in a baby.