Missouri political hopeful Lucas Kunce recently abandoned his pro-life position in his bid for U.S. Senate.

Metro Voice reports Kunce, a Democrat, hopes to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, a pro-life Republican who is retiring in 2022.

When Kunce ran for a Missouri House seat several years ago, he campaigned as a pro-life Democrat, promising to support protections for unborn babies and oppose taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups, according to the report.

Now, however, he says he is “pro-choice,” and “reproductive freedom” will be an “important” part of his platform.

“I support Roe v. Wade,” Kunce wrote on social media in January. “Their body, their choice.”

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Missouri is a strong pro-life state, so Kunce probably flip-flopped on the issue to gain support from Democrat Party leaders and their allies in the billion-dollar abortion industry.

For the past several years, it appears that Democrat leaders have been trying to kick out pro-life Democrats from their party. One of the last pro-life Democrats in the U.S. House, Dan Lipinski, lost his seat in 2020 after a number of party leaders endorsed his primary opponent, a woman who supports abortions without restriction and wants to force taxpayers to fund them.

Some pro-life Democrat politicians have switched to Republican or independent out of disgust for the party’s radical pro-abortion stance. Others, like U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., of Pennsylvania, have caved into party pressure and abandoned their promises to voters.

Voters also have been leaving the Democratic Party because of its extreme stance on abortion. Polls consistently show that a strong majority of Americans disagree with its platform, which supports unrestricted abortions through the third trimester and demands that taxpayers pay for them.

A 2019 poll by Marist University found a startling, double-digit shift in the number of Democrats who identify as pro-life. The poll came right after Democrat political leaders defended infanticide and abortions up to birth.

Polls show strong opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions as well. A 2016 Harvard University poll found that only 36 percent of likely voters support overturning the Hyde Amendment and forcing Americans to fund abortions.

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