I'm a Bleeding-Heart Feminist. I'm Also Pro-Life. Why Is There No Room for Me in the Democratic Party?

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Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa

Hi. My name is Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa.

I am a mother of four, a feminist, and pro-life.

I recently heard DNC Chairman Tom Perez, say that “every democrat” and “every American” should be pro-choice and we don’t have a say in the matter.

Challenge accepted, Perez.

First, I consider myself a feminist because I am an independent woman and I have a bleeding heart.

Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa

Defending the defenseless is my jam. I mean, aren't we supposed to be all about helping the weak and oppressed? How all democrats are not already pro-life blows my mind. At no point in our lives are we more vulnerable and marginalized than when we are in the womb.

The most dangerous thing we ever did was make abortion a partisan issue — and thereby “political.” This is about violence against another human being. Opposing rape and murder are not “conservative” or “liberal” platforms. Abortion shouldn't be either; it's violence.

Yet somehow abortion is now a major party platform and I am not even awarded the intellectual freedom to disagree with it.

Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa

What ends up happening in our fractured political environment is that conservatives work overtime to make sure republican candidates are pro-life “enough.” Meanwhile, democrats are trying to radicalize their own base into becoming insanely “up to the moment of birth” pro-choice.

Polling shows most Americans don't agree with the modern Democratic Party's extreme stance. They view abortion as a necessary evil and would like to see it be a rare occurrence. But why? Because somewhere deep down they know what this bleeding-heart feminist knows: you’re killing a human being.

If you agree with me on this point, we can work together. People like Tom Perez know this, so they want to keep pro-lifers far, far away from the mainstream.

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Bottom line: you don't make abortion unthinkable with just one political party. You don't make abortion unthinkable with just one religious faith. You make abortion unthinkable by shifting the entire culture's consciousness so we can see that we've taken one part of the human family — the weakest and most vulnerable — and have said they are not quite human. They are not quite worthy of life. They can be viewed as property and disposed of however we see fit.

Throughout history, any time we've dehumanized an entire population of people it's always been viewed by future generations as a horrific travesty and massive human rights violation.

This cause was made for bleeding-heart feminists like myself. Tom Perez just made me much more motivated to turn every democrat I know pro-life.

They just don't know it yet.

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