As millions of Americans celebrated Veterans Day yesterday, Nov. 11, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) promoted his agenda at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As a staunch advocate of abortion, one of Sanders’s proposals includes making these services more easily accessible to female veterans. He also supports gender-change surgeries, despite their counterproductive effects on health.
In addition, Sanders’ health plan treats abortion and maternity care equally.
One of its goals is: “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,” he explained in a report posted on his website.
This could be another way in which the socialist senator could induce citizens to finance abortions with their taxes, despite the fact that a large number of Americans have Christian roots and are against this practice for considering it a crime.
During the Democratic presidential debate, Sanders promoted his “Medicare for All” health plan. When asked what he would do to protect abortion if Roe v. Wade was overturned, he replied that his plan includes abortion.
“Well, my plan, as somebody who believes for a start that a woman’s right to control her own body is a constitutional right, that government and politicians should not infringe on that right, we will do everything we can to defend Roe versus Wade,” Sanders said, adding later: “…Medicare for All guarantees every woman in this country the right to have an abortion if she wants it.”
His plan could also end the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayers from funding Medicaid abortions, according to the report.
During CNN’s #ClimateTownHall, Bernie Sanders said YOUR tax dollars should be used to fund abortions in foreign countries to reduce population size.
Are you kidding?? That’s horrifying, and tells you just how little regard radical liberals have for innocent life. pic.twitter.com/6yj8e5zzDk
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) September 5, 2019
Historically, this amendment has had strong bipartisan support and continues to have strong public support, but Democratic leaders are calling for its end.
During the Democratic debate, Sanders also threatened to fill the courthouse with abortion supporters.
“Second of all, let me make a—let me make a promise here. You ask about litmus tests. My litmus test is I will never appoint any, nominate any justice to the Supreme Court unless that justice is 100 percent clear he or she will defend Roe v. Wade,” he said.
“I do not believe in packing the court. We got a terrible 5-4 majority conservative court right now. But I do believe that constitutionally we have the power to rotate judges to other courts. And that brings in new blood into the Supreme Court and a majority, I hope, that will understand that a woman has the right to control her own body and the corporations cannot run the United States of America,” he added.
In contrast to Sanders, President Trump has always spoken out as a defender of life from the moment of conception.
President Trump said during a speech on Jan. 19, 2019, during a pro-life march: “And most importantly of all, it is the gift of life itself—that is why we march, that is why we pray, and that is why we declare that America’s future will be filled with goodness, peace, joy, dignity and life for every child of God. Thank you to the March for Life—special, special people. And we are with you all the way. May God bless you and may God bless America. Thank you.”
As for Roe vs. Wade, he said, “It has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world. For example, in the United States, it’s one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions, along with China, North Korea, and others. Right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be born [torn] from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month. It is wrong; it has to change,” added President Trump.