Trying to understand what progressives care about

I find myself in a state of confusion lately over the term "Progressive." They strive to ban so-called "assault weapons" to "save lives." Weapons that are protected by the Constitution, and bill of rights of the United States.

On the other hand, they proclaim that Washington is a sanctuary state for abortions, and at taxpayer expense are attempting to purchase massive amounts of abortion pills to "terminate lives" of the unborn. Nowhere in the constitution is there a right to terminate life! So I believe they should be now known as the progressive-regressives.

How can you hope to save lives on one hand, and encourage the taking of lives on the other? Progressive-Regressive...?

Brad Schubert, Port Orchard

This article originally appeared on Kitsap Sun: Trying to understand what progressives care about