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Dick Durbin: You Can Only Be a Democrat if You Support Roe v. Wade

Durbin said that there was only room in the Democratic Party for those who supported Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that mandated abortion access.

By NTK Staff | 04.23.2017 @10:11am

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said on CNN Sunday that there is only room in the Democratic Party for those who support Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that mandated national abortion access.

After a left-wing dustup regarding DNC Chair Tom Perez and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaigning with a supposedly pro-life mayoral candidate in Nebraska, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Durbin if he stood with pro-choice groups like NARAL and Perez.

Durbin dodged answering the question of who he agrees with, but offered general thoughts on the Democratic Party’s relationship with abortion.

Durbin allowed for “personal conscience” in opposition to abortion, but only if people were able to abandon their conscience when the rubber hit the road.

“When it comes to the policy position, I think we need to be clear and unequivocal. We need to be understanding of those who take a different position because of personal conscience, but as long as they are prepared to back the law, Roe vs. Wade, prepared to back women’s rights as we’ve defined them under the law,” Durbin said, “then I think they can be part of the party.”

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