Self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist, Bernie Sanders may as well also start calling himself “baby-killer.”
The independent Senator from Vermont may now be the clear Democratic frontrunner, however, his abortion views are radical and extremely out of touch with most voters. During one of the first Democratic presidential debates, Sanders firmly supported abortion on demand by calling it a “constitutional right.”
He has also said there is no such thing as a “pro-life” Democrat, telling a CBS reporter last month, “Being pro-choice is an absolutely essential part of being a Democrat…”
Sanders has a long voting record in support of unlimited abortions up to birth. In January 2018, he voted against a bill to ban late-term abortions — a bill that would have saved as many as 18,000 unborn babies from abortions every year. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would have banned abortions after 20 weeks when unborn babies are capable of feeling intense pain.
If elected to the White House, his views on abortion alone would make him an abomination of a president.
Sanders’ plan for Medicare for All would ensure an unlimited right to taxpayer-funded abortions, forcing Americans to fund the killing of unborn babies.
“We will pass — well, first of all, let me tell you this. It didn’t come up here, but let’s face this, Medicare for All guarantees every woman in this country the right to have an abortion if she wants it,” Sanders said during a June debate.
While it is true that all of the top Democrat candidates support unrestricted taxpayer-funded abortions up to birth, Sanders’ views on abortion are perhaps the most radical of all. In September during the CNN climate town hall, Sanders went further by arguing for more abortions as a population control measure!
In April, he also tried to justify his position allowing unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth. Sanders told the Fox News town hall that late-term abortions are “okay” because they are “rare.”
Polls consistently show that most Americans, including a large number of Democrats, do not support such extremes. A recent Gallup poll found that 59% of Democrats want at least some restrictions on abortion and 29% identify as pro-life.