Today, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addressed Liberty University, a Christian college located in Virginia, and promoted abortion.
He said, “I believe in women’s rights … Those are my views, and it’s no secret.” However, he added that it is important for people to engage in civil discourage even when they disagree because there could be areas they could “find common ground.”
He explained, “It is easy to go out and talk to people who agree with you. It is harder, but not less important, for us to try to communicate with those who do not agree with us on every issue and it is important to see where, if possible, and I do believe its possible, we can find common grounds.”
As LifeNews previously reported, Sanders is extreme on abortion and has a six-percent pro-life voting record according to National Right to Life. In the past, he’s opposed the partial birth abortion ban and supported President Obama’s radical abortion agenda.
Unbelievably, most of Sander’s speech at Liberty University focused on family values and how everyone can work together to ensure that the marginalized receive justice.
He said, “When we talk about morality, and when we talk about justice, we have to—in my view—understand that there is no justice when so few have so much, and so many have so little. When we talk about morality, we are talking about all of God’s children—the poor, the wretched—they have a right to go to a doctor when they are sick.”
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The Hill reports that the majority of the students remained quiet during Sanders’ address while a small group cheered when he made comments about finding common ground. Then, during a question and answer session, a moderator asked Sanders about why he won’t protect the unborn, which is the group the Liberty students feel are the most vulnerable. He responded by saying that he didn’t want to “get political” but criticized conservatives for restricting abortions.
“I respect absolutely a family that says, ‘No, we are not going to have an abortion,’” he said. “But I would hope that other people respect the very painful and difficult choice that many women feel they have to make and don’t want the government to tell them what they have to do.”
Sanders went on to say the America was founded on “racist principles” — even though the nation was founded on the concept of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“A nation that in many ways was created — I’m sorry to have to say this, from way back — on racist principles, that’s a fact, we have come a long way as a nation,” Sanders answered.
He said, “The attempt by Senate Republicans to cut off support for Planned Parenthood is an attack on women’s health. Stripping funding for Planned Parenthood would punish the 2.7 million Americans, especially low-income women, who rely on its clinics for affordable, quality health care services including cancer prevention, STI and HIV testing and general primary health care services.”
Sanders concluded, “The current attempt to discredit Planned Parenthood is part of a long-term smear campaign by people who want to deny women in this country the right to control their own bodies.”
Additionally, the Vermont Senator told CNN Politics that Cecile Richards’ “apology” for the first Planned Parenthood video was right on target. He said, “Obviously, I think Cecile Richards apologized for the tone of that video. I think her apology was exactly right. I think that the staffer, the tone was terribly wrong.”
In a video message, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said she’s sorry for her employee’s tone but that they do not profit from selling aborted babies. Richards was referring to Medical Director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola’s comments when she describes how she kills a baby if she wants to obtain salable organs for harvesting. She said, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
In April, Sen. Sanders officially launched his campaign against pro-abortion Hillary Clinton. He told the Associated Press, “People should not underestimate me. I’ve run outside of the two-party system, defeating Democrats and Republicans, taking on big-money candidates and, you know, I think the message that has resonated in Vermont is a message that can resonate all over this country. So to me, the question is whose views come closer to representing the vast majority of working people in this country. And you know what? I think my views do.”