Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is running against Planned Parenthood’s best friend in Hillary Clinton. But the Socialist from Vermont is no less of an abrogation extremist than her — and his appearance at a Fox News forum last night proves the point.
Sanders couldn’t think of a single time when any abortion should be illegal. Late-term abortions, abortions for birth control, abortions for convenience, etc. None of those cases — when most American oppose abortion — apparently qualify as a time when abortion should be legal. Read his answer and watch a video clip of the exchange:
BAIER: “Another health care type question. Can you name a single circumstance at any point in a pregnancy at which point you would be okay with abortion being illegal.”
SANDERS: “I happen to believe, and let me be clear — I happen to believe that it is wrong for the government to be telling a woman what to do with her own body. I believe, and I understand there are honest people. Very a lot of friends. They hold a different point of view, and I respect that. That is my point of view, I’ll tell you something which I don’t like in this debate. There are a whole lot of people out there, who tell me the government is terrible, government is awful. My Republican friends want to cut social security, medicaid. Somehow on this issue, they want to tell every woman in America what she should do with her body. There are some Democrats who say after five months, with the exception of the life of the mother or the health of the baby that perhaps that’s something to look at. I’m very strongly prochoice, that is a decision to be made by a woman and her doctor.”