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At the Democrats for Life conference Wednesday, Oklahoma Democratic state legislator Rebecca Hamilton, who has successfully sponsored legislation to restrict abortion, spoke of the arduous role of being a pro-life Democrat.
She said she’d been “attacked about as much as a human being can be attacked by my party.”
Recently the Oklahoma Democratic Party state convention narrowly defeated a resolution to censure Hamilton and another anti-abortion Democratic legislator.
Hamilton has a sense of mission, telling her fellow Democrats for Life at Wednesday's meeting: “We’ve got to save the soul of our party because it is in trouble.”
“The pro-life movement needs very badly, for its own integrity, to have a strong Democratic voice, a strong pro-life voice,” she declared. “The Democratic Party for its own integrity needs to have a strong pro-life voice.”
Defining the meaning of 'progressive'
She even uses one of the trademark words of left-of-center people in her party, “progressive,” as she says, “To protect the sanctity of human life, if that isn’t a progressive issue, I don’t know what is.”
She said, “The logical thing for anyone who is a progressive or anyone who’s for human rights, would be to be very strongly in favor of the most important human right of all – the basic right to life.”