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Rosie O'Donnell: Women should 'form our own party' if Dems back anti-abortion candidates

Rosie O'Donnell said in a tweet Tuesday that women should "form our own party" if Democrats support the campaigns of candidates who do not support abortion rights, which a top party official refused to rule out in a recent interview with The Hill.

The Democratic Party has struggled over whether to embrace candidates who advocate anti-abortion rights stances. Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello, who opposes abortion rights, caused controversy among Democrats and abortion-rights groups when Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a Democratic National Committee vice chairman, appeared at a rally for him.