Sen. Dick Durbin: If You Support Roe v. Wade, You Can Be Part Of The Democratic Party

On CNN Sunday morning, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that anyone can be a Democrat, so long as they support abortion rights. "As long as they are prepared to back the law, <i>Roe vs. Wade</i>, 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." Bernie Sanders and DNC Chair Tom Perez recently campaigned for a mayoral candidate in Omaha who is a pro-life Democrat, sparking criticism from pro-choice groups like NARAL. Later on Sunday morning, <a href="">House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi</a> gave an opposite opinion: "Of course" you can be a pro-life Democrat, Pelosi said. "I've served in the House with many members who did not share my very positive, aggressive position on promoting a woman's right to choose."