A Washington, D.C. restaurant kicked out a group of pro-life Democrats because it is a “safe space” for pro-abortion activists.
To coincide with the annual March for Life on Jan. 21, the Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) booked an event at Busboys and Poets before the restaurant-bookstore chain booted them out Tuesday when they realized they were anti-abortion.
The chain “stands firmly on the belief that women have the right to make their own reproductive health decisions,” a spokeswoman for Busboys and Poets told CNA.
“While we welcome conversations from individuals expressing different viewpoints and pride ourselves on being a venue for respectful conversations between diverse groups, we are also a safe space,” she explained. “As such, we cannot knowingly accept events designed to fund an agenda which our community members believe to be trampling on the rights of others.”
The company hosts Planned Parenthood events and cited that as part of the event cancelation.
“Abortion is a human rights issue that can’t be confined to one political party. We need bipartisan support and bipartisan efforts from conservatives, liberals, and everyone in between.” Jess Meeth, DFLA’s national communications director, told CNA.
“Americans as a whole should care about this cancellation as well,” she added. “We as Americans want a country that’s rooted in inclusivity and diversity. Inclusivity and diversity cannot be achieved if we shun and shut out individuals or groups because of political backgrounds, beliefs, and ideals.”
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