First, Margaret Carlson warned the Democrats that their abortion extremism was a problem. Now another Democrat, Cokie Roberts, has stepped forward, trying to explain to Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) that their party risks alienating a lot of people.
Booker’s concern about “gutting family planning” is beside the point. Planned Parenthood “planning” services are not the problem; it is the number of abortions (329,445 abortions and only 841 referred women to adoption agencies were documented in its 2009-2010 report) that is the concern.
Frankly, it is not such a good idea for Democrats to talk a lot about abortion and “extremism.” The Post’s Josh Hicks reminds us of the “infant born alive” legislative fights in Illinois when Obama was a state senator: