In her first year as New York Attorney General, Letitia James (D-Brooklyn) has developed a reputation as an activist attorney general who is not shy about going after corporations and nonprofits alike. So far, Attorney General James has launched an investigation regarding potential antitrust law violations at Facebook; an investigation into the finances of the National Rifle Association (NRA); and an investigation into the business dealings of President Donald Trump. Christian New Yorkers should be aware that Attorney General James is also leading the charge to weed out pro-life candidates in attorney general campaigns across the country.
According to Mary Jackson of WORLD magazine, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) recently released a video announcing a new litmus test. From now on, the organization will only support pro-abortion candidates in attorney general campaigns. The video features—yes, you guessed it—Attorney General Letitia James, who asserts that attorneys general are “‘on the front lines’” and that they “‘have the power to protect your rights.’”
Jackson notes that the DAGA announcement was criticized by other Democrats. Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) argued that DAGA’s position could drive away “‘very principled’” Democrats who object to abortion due to their religious convictions. Sen. Heitkamp is correct. Due to the hardline stance taken by Attorney General James and her allies, pro-life Democrats are an increasingly endangered species.