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Watch: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Claims Being Pro-Life Is Like Being ‘Racist’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been trailing badly in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, so she’s been trying to make a name for herself with outlandish policy proposals and bizarre Instagram videos.

Over the weekend, Gillibrand posted what may be the most embarrassing campaign clip of all time, and followed it up Tuesday with an interview with the Des Moines Register where she insulted around 50% of Iowa residents by suggesting that opposing abortion is akin to supporting racism.

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Most Democratic primary candidates are content to express their support for abortion rights but limit their criticism of the other side of the debate to complaints about being “extreme.” Occasionally, someone far to the progressive left will suggest that pro-life Democrats don’t belong in the Democratic party, or that opposition to reproductive rights has a harmful effect on women.

Those arguments are to be expected. Gillibrand, sensing an opportunity, apparently, decided to take matters a step further, condemning everyone who opposes any restriction on abortion whatsoever and claiming there is no acceptable opposing viewpoint to her own.

“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, referring specifically to the “issue” of abortion, and appointing judges who would uphold the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

“Imagine saying that it’s okay to appoint a judge who’s 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 that those are political issues anymore,” she continued, as though opposing abortion were akin to racism.

From there, Gillibrand trailed off into an ahistorical account of the “separation of Church and State,” which she seems to believe bars any religious believer from any participation in the public square whatsoever.

“And 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,” Gillibrand said, paraphrasing any number of 1990s-era atheists.

The Constitution, of course, says no such thing. It prevents the “establishment” of religion. The “separation of Church and State” is from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson assuring a group of Baptists that the state would not meddle in their affairs.

It’s also quite clear that abortion is not simply a religious issue. But far be it from Gillibrand to dig deeply.

“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. And so I believe that for all of these issues, they are not issues that there is a fair other side,” Gillibrand continued. “There is no moral equivalency when you come to racism, and I do not believe there is a moral equivalency when it comes to changing laws that deny women reproductive freedom.”

Although Iowa Democrats list abortion as a top consideration when selecting a candidate to caucus for, Iowans as a whole are evenly split on the issue of abortion, nearly 50-50 according to a Pew Research poll. And they’re certainly unlikely to consider Gillibrand washing the entire pro-life movement as potentially racist and immoral a mark in her favor — and she can’t really afford to lose more marks. She’s barely squeaking by in polls, and only this weekend managed to cross the 65,000 individual donors mark and make the debate stage.

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9 Comments
  • Gayle says:

    How can being pro-life be racist or sexist! We are fighting to save all innocent babies! Boys or girls, black, Latino, white or any other race! They promote murder!

  • Ronald Gunn says:

    If being for pro-life is racist then I am as racist as a person can get. Any one that can kill a healty baby is as a low down son of a bitch as a person can get.

  • Raymond J Thibault says:

    Bitch FUCK YOU. My children knew to do what is right. You and every stupid asshole like you needs to Dry Up and Blow away. In Jesus Name I Pray you all disappear from the face of the earth.

  • Diana says:

    You better lay off the hair die it’s went to your brain and has done permanent damage, Racist is killing Murdering Babies that is the most disgusting disgraceful vile thing America has ever allowed , and we need to correct it, look if you want to kill the life growing in you than do it but NOT Taxpayers Money you did the deed you pay the price way to much out there to keep this having to be done, and when it’s Rape after evidence is taking then immediately give a DNC that will clean the women and it even might help her regain some sanity, plus you got the day after pill, get rid of Planned parenthood we don’t need a abortion factory there are many vile doctors out there that will do the evil and hospitals that will allow it, so NO MORE WAISTING TAXPAYERS MONEY all that can go to Veterans and replace some of what congress has stolen from Social Security and you vile women that preach this disgusting behavior will get yours

  • SusanP says:

    If this were a review of a romance novel, half the people here would be referring to Gillibrand as TSTL. For those who don’t know the acronym, it means “Too Stupid To Live”; basically so stupid that no one wants to even be near her. Rest assured, she has about as much chance of being elected President as a snowball on a hot, August, Miami sidewalk at high noon has of staying frozen.

  • Meadowlands says:

    Her 2kids,Theodore & Henry, are happy that they made the cut and mom decided to keep them.

  • Rockne Hughes says:

    All she is accomplishing is to convince the electorate that she is too dumb to occupy the White House.

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