Is a Democrat Civil War Brewing over Abortion?

Some Democratic officials are beginning to realize that if they want to avoid a repetition of their harsh 2016 defeat in the upcoming 2018 midterm campaign cycle, they may need to back down from their unpopular, staunchly pro-abortion platform. The change, which is further dividing the already struggling party, comes just a year after the Democratic Platform Committee approved the party’s new, most abortion-supportive 2016 platform and just a few months after the DNC chairman said that every candidate wishing to run as a Democrat needed to support abortion. On Monday, Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), chairman of the Democratic