So, what is changing: nothing. Really? So then why is everyone upset? Well, because they weren't really paying attention and still aren't. Democrats won back the House in 2006 under the leadership of DNC Chairman Rahm Emmanuel. Emmanuel was a pro-choice Democrat, however he didn't close off support for the dozens of pro-life Democrats that won primaries in 2006. As recently as 2010, there were roughly 40 such Democrats in the House. 2010 was the last time Democrats held a majority in the House. Democrats used to have more members of Congress such as Collin Peterson. Peterson represents the rural 7th district in Minnesota. Peterson won his 2016 race by 5.1% against GOP nominee Dave Hughes. That same year, Donald Trump carried the same district by a 30.8% margin. Collin Peterson voted against the House's effort to repeal the Affordable Care act this year. His winning reelection in 2018 would help give Democrats a fighting chance to retake the chamber.
Here is what is at issue: the DCCC has said they will not refuse to fund pro-life candidates that win the primary in their district. That is all. The DCCC has not suggested a change in platform. The DCCC has not suggested anyone give preference to those candidates in a primary. The DCCC has not suggested funding a primary campaign for those candidates against a pro-choice candidate. The DCCC is only saying that in a race between a pro-life Republican and a pro-life Democrat, they will support the Democrat. In Minnesota's 7th CD, that means supporting Collin Peterson in his race against (if he wins the nomination again in 2018) Dave Hughes. Anyone telling you that the DCCC is doing anything other than supporting every Democratic nominee that wins a primary election is either misunderstanding what is happening or is just lying to you.