Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who hopes to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election, said pro-life views are “not acceptable” and compared them to racism.
Gillibrand made the comments during an interview with the Des Moines Register after being asked about appointing judges who would uphold Roe v Wade.
“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,” she said.
“Asking someone to appoint someone who takes away basic human rights of any group of people in America—I don’t think that those are political issues anymore,” Gillibrand said.