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April 11, 2019

Bernie Sanders’ support for Planned Parenthood is an exercise in hypocrisy

Bernie Sanders’ support for Planned Parenthood is an exercise in hypocrisy
At the We the People summit on April 1, Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of Vermont applauded Planned Parenthood for its “grassroots activism,” adding that he doesn’t understand how his Republican colleagues can reconcile their support for smaller government with their support for pro-life laws restricting abortion.

When a 27-year-old woman in the audience tells Sanders she had an abortion at age 23, saying, “I did what was best for me,” and that she feels “shameless” about it — to the enthusiastic applause of the audience — Sanders says, “It’s not easy coming up here and saying what you did,” and thanks her for her “courage.” But what’s so courageous about admitting you had a procedure akin to having tonsils removed? Sanders unintentionally reveals the truth: Abortion isn’t like any other “medical procedure,” otherwise it wouldn’t take “courage” to admit.

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