Bernie Sanders has joined Hillary Clinton today in reaffirming that the Democratic Party is the party of taxpayer-funded abortion on demand up until birth.
As I noted earlier, Hillary Clinton spoke on the issue on Meet the Press this morning.
On that show, she told Chuck Todd that “the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”
When asked by George Stephanopoulos on This Week if there should be “any restrictions”, Bernie Sanders told him the decision “ultimately has got to be made by the woman.”
Sanders didn’t initially answer the question and instead went through the Democratic Party’s pro-abortion talking points.
He finally did say, “I don’t believe there’s any constitutional protection for the unborn.”
Stephanopoulos asked Sanders about his position on abortion and whether or not he agreed with Clinton that unborn children do not have constitutional rights, to which the Vermont senator replied, “All I know is that I will fight as strong as I can to defend a woman’s right to choose. I believe that it is an outrage that Republicans who tell us how much they hate the government now want to tell every American — every American woman what she can and cannot do with her body. And I do agree with the Secretary. I don’t believe there’s any constitutional protection for the unborn.”
When asked if he was “for any restrictions on abortion,” Sanders said, “I think that decision ultimately has got to be made by the woman. I have a 100 percent pro-choice voting record throughout my career. That decision must be made by the woman, must be made by her family and her physician, not by the federal government, not by the state government.”
“And let me tell you something. If elected president, I will not only fight to protect Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose, I will take on the Scott Walkers of the world and the other right-wing governors who are trying to restrict and limit that right,” Sanders said.
Watch Bernie Sanders Say There’s No Constitutional Protection for the Unborn
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.