November 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders Announces Plan to offer Abortion to Veterans at VA Facilities

Bernie Sanders at an Iowa Rally
Credit: Matt Johnson / Flickr
On Veteran's Day, Bernie Sanders announced his new plan to make changes to the medical services available at veteran hospitals. Most notably, Sanders wants to add abortion to that list.

The plan does include modernization of services to veterans and would open 50,000 positions for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, it also reaches farther than “ensur[ing] that all veterans are treated with dignity and respect,” would imply.

A description posted on his campaign website says that Sanders's plan will “ensure that women veterans will no longer be forced outside the VA system for basic women’s health services, including fertility treatment, abortion care, or specialized cancer treatment and prevention services.”

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