GOP Lawmakers Blast Sanders for Backing Taxpayer-Funded International Abortions as Part of Climate Plan

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Several Republican lawmakers are slamming 2020 Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after he tossed his support behind providing international abortion services to decrease population growth.

Sanders was asked by an audience member during CNN’s climate change town hall on Thursday about whether “empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact,” as IJR reported.

The self-described Democratic socialist opted to support the idea, backing a woman’s right to choose. He then expressed his opposition to the Mexico City policy, “which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control.”

“I think, especially in poor countries around the world, where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have [is] something I very, very strongly support,” Sanders said.

Sanders’ support for Americans paying for abortion services of third-world countries was not met kindly by Republicans.

“This is sickening,” Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) wrote in response to the Democrat, adding, “And prejudiced.”

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) — who is vocal about his support of the unborn — knocked Sanders as well.

“Are you kidding??” he wrote. “That’s horrifying, and tells you just how little regard radical liberals have for innocent life.”

“This is horrifying,” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) tweeted.

Additionally, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) tweeted, “The radical Left will always put their liberal socialist agenda above the right to life.”

Sanders is one of the 10 Democratic primary candidates who qualified for the third debate on Sept. 12 in Houston, Texas. He is currently sitting in the third spot, trailing behind Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

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Otis
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The Berniegeist is a madman. His version of Utopia would be a world in which he would live forever and be omnipotent. Somebody should write a novel…oh yeah.
It was called ‘1984’.

Lynn
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Bernie, DO NOT use my tax dollars to kill babies..PERIOD. Especially in foreign countries. We have enough problems here in the United States!! You really ARE a CRAZY OLD FOOL!!! The U.S. already contributes TOO much aid to foreign countries, and now you want to fund abortions! Dems also want to make us CITIZENS stop eating meat, and take guns away from law abiding citizens. Why don’t you go right to the source? Instead of paying for abortions up to the nanosecond of birth, why don’t you start to sterilize all the men? Or women? That way there wouldn’t be… Read more »

David
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So why is Bernie against assault rifles? Isn’t that just the type of population control our world so desperately needs?

Ironically, that is EXACTLY what was in the El Paso shooters manifesto.

David
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If you want a measure of how depraved the left is just listen to the outburst of applause that occurs any time a candidate brings up abortion rights. It is not a solemn nod of agreement over a difficult and sad decision that some women feel like they must consider. It is the most raucous, over the top celebration of craving and adoration over more and later abortions! I hope it happens in the general debates and a conservative moderator responds to the applause with “Yay, dead babies” in a deadpan and disgusted voice. Truly Sick Individuals.

General Confusion
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“WHY hasn’t Commie Bernie called for the castration of ALL males to prevent pregnancies?” Confused James

I agree that castrating all Republican voters and politicians would be a great start to resolving many of our issues in this country.

Peter J Bavoso
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Next we pick and choose which ones get abortions then we start we the aging population who are deemed useless to society.

Screwtape
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Bernie,

In a very twisted way you make sense. Less people likely to “crash” our border.
But your policy is short-sighted. Sterilization removes the need for abortions.

What else can be done to reduce the “climate-destroying” population? Euthanasia for the elderly, the handicapped, the mentally unfit?

Why aren’t you pushing those? Are they too close to home?

James
Member

THIS is the sickness which envelopes the Socialists who used to call themselves “DemocRATs”. POWER and CONTROL over EVERYTHING in our lives and those around the World is their aim; an agenda which will destroy those Nations which have not yet been infected by radicalized Socialism.

WHY hasn’t Commie Bernie called for the castration of ALL males to prevent pregnancies?

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