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2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand equated pro-life Americans to racists, anti-Semites and homophobes Monday in a meeting with Iowa newspaper the Des Moines Register editorial board.
“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,” the Democratic New York senator said, responding to a question about her views on appointing pro-life judges. “Imagine saying that it’s okay to appoint a judge who is racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic.”
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The abortion debate is increasingly hot, as an increasing number of states move to impose severe restrictions on abortion. Alabama has effectively banned the procedure, which is expected to trigger a legal battle. Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana and Ohio have recently passed fetal heartbeat laws that ban abortion after a heartbeat can be detected in the developing baby. Some pro-lifers hope to trigger a Supreme Court review of abortion precedent.
She continued to defend her perspective by bringing up the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which establishes the separation of church and state:
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