Pro-Abortion Bernie Sanders Shocks Abortion Activist Hillary Clinton With New Hampshire Victory

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 9, 2016   |   9:15PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-abortion Senator Bernie Sanders surprised abortion activist Hillary Clinton with a victory tonight in New Hampshire, site of the first Democratic presidential primary. With 10 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton has 40 percent support, while Sanders has 53 percent of the vote.

The Associated Press, Fox News, CNN, NBC and other news outlets called the race based on the early votes and the results from exit polling showing Sanders winning.

Clinton immediately conceded the vote to Sanders:

The Clinton campaign conceded in a memo and said it was setting its sights on upcoming races in South Carolina and Nevada. Both are states where she holds a substantial lead.

“After splitting the first two contests, an outcome we’ve long anticipated, attention will inevitably focus on the next two of the ‘early four states,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook wrote in the memo.

“The nomination will very likely be won in March, not February, and we believe that Hillary Clinton is well positioned to build a strong – potentially insurmountable – delegate lead next month.”


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When it comes to abortion, put Sanders in the same category as Hillary Clinton — a staunch defender of the Planned Parenthood abortion business despite the fact that it sells the body parts of aborted babies. Sanders has a 100% pro-abortion voting record — consistently voting for late-term abrotions, abortion funding and the Planned Parenthood abortion company.

In an interview, Sanders said, “I will defend Planned Parenthood” and said he thinks criticism of the abortion giant selling aborted babies is part of the so-called war on women.

“I think a lot of this attack, to be honest with you, comes from people who simply do not believe that a woman should have the right to control her own body,” Sanders said.

The results from New Hampshire come after Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business, has spent heavily for Clinton.

“There’s too much at stake for us to take a back seat in this election. Every single leading Republican candidate would strip health care from millions across the country — blocking patients from seeking services at Planned Parenthood, banning safe, legal abortion and even ending insurance coverage for birth control,” Deirdre Schifeling, executive director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement. “Hillary Clinton is someone who won’t back down from this fight — she’s made it clear that fighting for women’s health and reproductive rights is a top priority.

“At the end of the day, she’s the one we trust to go head to head with the extreme anti-abortion politicians hell-bent on rolling back the progress we’ve made for women,” Schifeling said.

Clinton recently made a campaign promise that would force her radical abortion policies on the American people by repealing the Hyde Amendment and using tax dollars to pay for women’s abortions. Clinton previously said she also would not restrict abortion for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, while tens of thousands of pro-lifers braved a snow storm to march for life in Washington, D.C., Clinton spent the day campaigning for abortion. She joined abortion advocates on Jan. 22 in New Hampshire to celebrate the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision that led to 58 million abortions.

During the event, Clinton said she wants to give poor women access to taxpayer-funded abortions, because it would help them economically.

“It should not be that some who are fortunate economically can access their rights [to abortion] while all others are left behind,” Clinton said. “Human rights, civil rights, women’s rights matter. And there is no more important issue than reproductive rights.”

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Planned Parenthood, which already reaps in $550 million in taxpayer dollars each year, stands to benefit even more if Clinton becomes president and allows full-fledged taxpayer funding of abortion. Abortions and revenue almost certainly would increase for Planned Parenthood if Clinton becomes president. The group performs almost 330,000 abortions every year – more than any other group in the U.S.

Polling consistently shows that a majority of Americans, even those who identify as pro-choice, disagree with Clinton’s proposed abortion policies. A recent poll found that 68 percent of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, LifeNews reported.

Clinton’s extreme position on abortion is clear. At a campaign event in August, she compared pro-lifers to terrorists. Then, during a September interview on CBS, Clinton revealed that she wouldn’t support a federal limit on abortion “at any state of pregnancy” in the name of a “woman’s right to choose.”

This position, too, stands in stark opposition to most Americans’ positions on abortion, according to polling. A Marist survey found that 8 in 10 Americans, including 82 percent of women, would restrict abortion to the first three months of pregnancy, at most. Even 66 percent of Americans who identify as pro-choice say they want more abortion restrictions.