What makes abortion, and your "pro life" position "political" is the insistence that the issue must be legislated and made illegal, based on a one-size-fits-all moral ideology.
I do not see how you could be a feminist while advocating for the right of patriachal institutions like government and religion to step in and decide for women en masse what the best and most ethical course of action is for each individual woman's life, health, happiness and, for that matter, their existing children (who are also vulnerable members of society).
I also do not see how someone with a "bleeding heart" could fail to muster enough empathy for other women, in an extremely difficult position, to at least be afforded the automony to choose what is right and moral for themselves based on their unique and often complicated circumstances. Some women are raped and must be allowed to decide for themselves if they have the strength to carry that reminder to term, and in many states, co-parent with their rapist. Some women have health issues where it is not safe for them to carry a fetus to term. Those women must be allowed to consult with their physicians and decide based on their condition whether the risk is too great, or if the result will likely be a miscarriage putting the woman at risk unecessarily. Late-term abortions are incredibly rare, particularly when "pro life" laws have not been enacted to impede timely access to an early medically induced miscarriage of a fertilized egg the size of a pea. Often, late-term abortions are due to tragic complications in treasured and wanted pregnancies. The law must allow for such women to make the only decision they will ever get to make as a mother for the child that will never be. The situational complexities possible for all current and future women is infinite.
There is no way to legislate every possible scenerio so that each outcome is moral and righteous in the opinion of all. But by NOT legislating the matter, and allowing women to make their own personal choice, then each outcome will be moral and right in the opinion of the best person - really, the only person, suited to make that decision.
first-there IS room for you. has anyone tried to stop you from registering as a democrat and voting for a democrat you think will best represent you? Second of all-Feminism is not about being a bleeding heart. its about believing the sexes are or at least should be equal-socially, economically, politically. I think being a Democrat is a perfect fit for pro-life individuals too-if they truly are. Economic equality, sex education and access to resources bring down abortion rates. Simply making it illegal and demonizing people who seek it is not the answer. Yes, there can be reasonable restriction but women have been inducing abortions forever-making it illegal simply bc you disagree with it will only cause it to be done in unsafe manner and allow women to be taken advantage of by people who know they are desperate.
If you want to be a pro-life democrat BE one and don't worry about what Tom Perez has to say about it.
I also am a Pro-life Feminist because I believe ALL women (and all humans) should have a right to their own bodies, their own lives--- including those in the womb. Those who aren't pro-life are fixated on the dogma of the extremists. We don't want to take away anyone's rights, we want to protect everyone's rights. Most of us are caring individuals who would happily help a pregnant woman in a crisis pregnancy and most of us see contraception as an answer to the terrible abortion crisis. But to say we are in this because we want to take away your rights over your body is insane. We are in this because we don't believe anyone has the right to end the life of a body unless it's their body. I doubt the developing human being killed in an abortion would choose to die rather than live. By taking away its right to live--- you're promoting violence, selfishness, and irresponsibility. We who are mothers cannot understand how another mother can "choose" to kill not only another developing human, but her own offspring. It's unthinkable to me and not for any religious or political issue, but just because it's wrong. And if you think the products of an abortion are just a glob of cells, you've been turning your back on science and have neglected to see the products of abortion photographed over and over. These are human developing babies being dismembered and hiding your head in the sand and refusing to know all you can about a subject you so fiercely support is wrong IMO.
Because you want to force your belief on others. Don't want an abortion? Don't have one. But it's a fundamental part of the Democratic Party's platform to support women's rights. If you aren't a supporter of women's rights, then you are at odds on this specific issue with the Democratic Party. You can still vote D if you want, just be prepared to be told you are incorrect when talking to fellow D's about this particular issue.
According to God, no murderer can have salvation in the flesh, and Jesus reiterates this in the NT also. Murder is defined by God as being premeditated. Lieing in wait, rising up against him. The unborn are as vulnerable as the unprepared who are murderered for no rationale worthy of Justice. Thus, the murderer will face the Lord God and the soul whom they destroyed when they are sent to HIm. While in the flesh, they will not have the security of forgiveness from Christ. That does not mean you should not seek God's forgiveness, but in the flesh, you do not have that sacred protection from the second death given by Christ's sacrifice on the cross. Your destination is between you, your victim, and God.