Pro-life Democrat running for U.S. House says he takes a ‘whole life’ approach to abortion issue

MINOT, N.D. — Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a pro-life Democrat.

There are pro-choice Republicans too, of course, but on this episode of Plain Talk, it was Mark Haugen, the Democratic-NPL candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, who is staunchly pro-life, who we were speaking to.

Haugen’s party leaders have described the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade as “evil,” but Haugen isn’t too worried about that. “Pat’s a good friend of mine,” he said, referring to party chairman Patrick Hart, and adding that they’d discussed the matter.

Still, Haugen feels it’s important to remember that pro-life Democrats are a part of the party. “Are we the minority? Absolutely. But that’s democracy,” he said. “I have to work hard at explaining my position.

Haugen describes that position as being “whole life,” arguing that Democrats should focus on social assistance policies to help mothers and children.

Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I also discussed the political ramifications of overturning Roe v. Wade, both locally and nationally, as well as the latest revelations of the January 6 committee.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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