Kirsten Gillibrand Compares 'Opposing Abortion' To 'Racism' and 'Homophobia'
2020 hopeful makes outlandish comparisons to pro lifers
New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drew comparisons between the pro-life stance and racism while making her pro-abortion case during an interview with the Des Moines Register, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
The interviewer noted that her vow to use abortion as a litmus test for judge could be seen as an infringement on judicial independence.
Gillibrand promptly responded that, like racism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia, being pro-life is so morally wrong that judicial independence is a secondary concern:
"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.
"Imagine saying that it's okay to appoint a judge who's racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic.
"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.
"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.
"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."
From what SHE said, it seems she believes that opposing abortion, not wanting to kill a healthy human being, is similar to racism or anti-Semitism.
She holds this radical view while believing that there is room for pro-life people in the Democratic Party.
Last month, Gillibrand blasted the recent up-rising of pro-life bills, claiming they are "against Christian faith.
Senator Gillibrand claimed that Christianity encourages women to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy, without restrictions from the government, due to the Christian tenet of free will.
"If you are a person of the Christian faith, one of the tenets of our faith is free will," the New York Democrat said.
"One of the tenets of our democracy is that we have a separation of church and state, and under no circumstances are we supposed to be imposing our faith on other people. And I think this is an example of that effort," she added.