February 11, 2020

Bernie Sanders Declares Abortion Legislation and Funding as Top Priorities

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
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In the Democratic primary debate Friday night, presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders gave an abortion-fueled response to a question asking candidates what their "litmus test" would be for Supreme Court appointees.

"… I will never nominate any person to the Supreme Court or the federal courts in general who is not 100 percent pro-Roe v. Wade," Sanders said.

"Number two: We have got to codify Roe v. Wade into legislation.

Number three: We have to significantly expand funding for Planned Parenthood."
The admission that the legal grounds for abortion are shaky is good to hear from abortion advocates. The Roe. v. Wade decision seems more and more likely to be overturned by Trump-appointed judges as time progresses, however, so legislation is the next logical step for abortion advocates.

All of these statements should be warning signs for pro-lifers. The fact that a presidential candidate's first requirement for federal judges is that they condone the killing of unborn children should be shocking. Furthermore, Senator Sanders wants to "significantly" increase the amount of taxpayer funding that goes towards a private entity whose primary goal is to commit abortions. These stances do not put the needs of vulnerable Americans first.

While Bernie is often seen as the most radical of the Democratic candidates, this stance towards abortion has seemingly become the party norm. Pro-life Democrats don't appear to have anyone to turn towards in the presidential field of candidates.

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