Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — who has also refused to affirm pro-life Democrats — might find it pragmatic right now to reject our overtures. It won’t be pragmatic, though, when in November the Democratic Party loses a swath of pro-life states to President Donald Trump.
According to Gallup, 59% of Democrats support at least some restrictions on abortion, and 29% actively identify themselves as pro-life.
Nationwide, 20% of pro-life Democrats say they’d only vote for a pro-life candidate, according to a 2019 Public Religion Research Institute poll. States like Louisiana, West Virginia and Kentucky have Democratic voters who dislike the president in every respect — except his stance on abortion.
The president and his advisers are exploiting this issue, and they are already making the extremism of the Democratic Party a centerpiece of their campaign. This is precisely why the president appeared at the March for Life last week.