Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight website has a new column called "Political Confessional." Every two weeks or so they take some random person's unpopular opinion and publish it.
On Wednesday, the column advocated this unpopular opinion: "I Think Democrats Should Compromise On Abortion To Win Votes."
Political Confessional: I think Democrats should compromise on abortion to win votes. https://t.co/Ki9Qzg1aOd— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) 1559170203.0
On Thursday, Louisiana's Democratic governor John Bel Edwards signed in to law a likely unconstitutional so-called "fetal heartbeat" abortion ban.
That's what happens when Democrats compromise on abortion.
Gov. Bel Edwards has tried to advance some important progressive ideas, but Democrats – perhaps now more than at any time since Roe v. Wade was decided – must, without a doubt, support a woman's right to choose, fully, 100%.
That's what many on social media are saying right now, as they grapple with Louisiana becoming the eighth state this year to effectively ban abortion – and now, at the hands of a Democrat.
Regardless of your personal beliefs, no politician—Republican or Democrat—has the right to control women’s bodies o… https://t.co/dna4BKE41Q— Kirsten Gillibrand (@Kirsten Gillibrand) 1559253184.0
Bel Edwards is an embarrassment to the Democratic Party. https://t.co/X0mrEUMTcH— Matt Murphy (@Matt Murphy) 1559252506.0
He is no Democrat. Foul man who wants to return women to slavery. Forced childbirth is slavery. Gov. John Bel Edwar… https://t.co/qRHBk5LvzQ— Justice for Breonna Taylor (@Justice for Breonna Taylor) 1559254063.0
BREAKING: Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a fetal heartbeat abortion ban, breaking with his… https://t.co/qtVRmry1Be— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press) 1559251500.0
I understand that Gov. John Bel Edwards is up for reelection this year. I guess he beleives that turning his back o… https://t.co/95TxurjfTO— Ray Haywood (@Ray Haywood) 1559253954.0
This DINO needs to switch parties. #JohnBelEdwards #Dems Louisiana Moves to Ban Abortions After a Heartbeat Is Det… https://t.co/tDlnD3jbsn— Perry Nelson (@Perry Nelson) 1559172021.0