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Bukovinac. Photo: Facebook.

Progressive pro-life Democrat joins 2024 presidential race

The latest person to join the 2024 presidential race has an unusual policy position. Despite being a progressive Democrat, Terrisa Bukovinac is pro-life.

She is the founder of the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, the group behind a 2020 “rescue action” at a Washington, D.C.-based abortion clinic that recently resulted in the conviction of five pro-life activists with the group on charges of conspiracy against rights and violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.

Although Bukovinac is outraged that the Department of Justice has decided to “come after peaceful pro-life activists,” it was really an experience outside the Washington Surgi-Center in March 2022 that served as a catalyst for her run.

She planned to visit the abortion clinic at that time to see if there were any patients who might only be choosing abortion out of a need for financial support, she explains on her campaign website. Months earlier, she’d met an expecting mom in the waiting room who was choosing to have an abortion because she was facing eviction. Bukovinac says she was able to connect her with $4,000 she needed, and the mother chose not to have an abortion after all.

Although she planned to search for similar such cases in March 2022, she instead arrived at the center with a fellow activist and saw a medical waste truck parked outside, she says. She asked the driver, who was loading boxes onto his truck, if he would get in trouble if they took one of the boxes. They told the driver they would give the aborted babies a funeral and a burial and he gave them a box.

Inside the box, they say they found the bodies of 115 aborted babies. “Most of them were pulverized first-trimester abortion victims.,” she said. “You could still see their tiny rib cages, their spines snapped in half, their smashed heads and dismembered limbs, hands and feet.

Bukovinac has committed herself to pursuing justice for five of the babies who were in their third trimester.

“I literally held the victims of late-term abortion in my hands,” she told “National Review.” “I’ve seen abortion extremism that comes from the Democratic Party up close and personal. And there’s just no going back from that for me.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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