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Struggling Missouri Democratic Party can't afford to impose an abortion litmus test


Struggling Missouri Democratic Party can't afford to impose an abortion litmus test
Kansas City Star (blog)

The issue: abortion. Last week, Stacey Newman, a state representative from St. Louis and the director of the womenâs rights group ProgressWomen, fired a warning shot across the bow of the Missouri Democratic Party, declaring that it was unacceptable for party leaders to recruit anti-abortion candidates.Recruiting Democrats âto vote against womenâs legal access to reproductive care ⦠is plain wrong,â the group said in a petition it delivered to party chairman Stephen Webber.Thatâs a problem for a party thatâs down on its luck and faces the prospect of virtual extinction next year if its only remaining statewide officeholders â Sen.

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