Democrats At Odds Over Whether to Back Pro-Life Candidates

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Pro-Life protestors demonstrate outside of the Colorado Springs Westside Health Center February 11, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  (Photo: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Democrats agree that the midterm elections are a crucial time to regain lost power in Congress, but divisions are emerging about how far the party should go to broaden its appeal. The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last week refused to rule out supporting pro-life candidates. That sparked outrage from Planned Parenthood and other groups that say reproductive rights are core principles of the Democratic Party. Forum discusses the party's struggle to appeal to its base, while expanding support.


Marisa Lagos, reporter, KQED's California Politics and Government Desk
Clare Foran, associate editor, The Atlantic

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