Despite being hospitalized recently, pro-abortion presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is expected to appear on the debate stage during Octobers Democrat presidential debate.
The Vermont senator, 78, will be joining the Oct. 15 Democratic primary debate stage in Westerville, Ohio, campaign spokesman Joe Calvello told the Los Angeles Times Thursday. Sanders will share the stage with with 11 other candidates.
“We expect Bernie will be discharged and on a plane back to Burlington before the end of the weekend. He’ll take a few days to rest, but he’s ready to get back out there and is looking forward to the October debate,” Sanders’ wife, Jane, said.
Jane Sanders also said the candidate “spent much of [Wednesday] talking with staff about policies, cracking jokes with the nurses and doctors, and speaking with his family on the phone … there has been no need for any additional procedures.”
The announcement regarding the debate comes just a day after Sanders’ senior adviser, Jeff Weaver, said in a Wednesday statement that the Vermont senator canceled upcoming “events and appearances until further notice” after being hospitalized for a blocked artery.
Bernie Sanders has a long history of supporting abortions up to birth and infanticide.Earlier this year he said there would be no middle ground when it comes to his abortion advocacy.
“When it comes to abortion, there is no middle ground,” he said.
After Alabama passed a pro-life bill to ban abortions, Sanders called killing babies a “constitutional right.”
Sanders has never been a moderate on the abortion issue. And as a candidate for president he would take those views to the White House.
He consistently has stood by the Democrats’ radical pro-abortion agenda, and rejected even moderate abortion regulations, such as a late-term abortion ban. All indications suggest he would continue to do so if elected president of the United States.
Sanders’ votes have been consistently pro-abortion when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable, defenselessness lives in America today.
In January 2018, he voted against a bill to ban late-term abortions — a bill that would have saved as many as 18,000 unborn babies from abortions every year. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would have banned abortions after 20 weeks when unborn babies are capable of feeling intense pain.
The legislation had strong public support, but Sanders and his fellow Democrats killed it. Fifty-one senators (48 Republicans and three Democrats) voted to take the bill up for debate, but 60 votes were required to overcome Democrats’ filibuster.
Sanders’ famously couldn’t answer a question about if there was ever a time in pregnancy where he would ever limit abortions.
“Can you name a single circumstance at any point in a pregnancy in which you would be okay with abortion being illegal?” Bret Baier asked Sanders.
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“It’s not a question of me being okay,” Sanders said. “I happen to believe that it is wrong for the government to be telling a woman what to do with her own body. I think, I believe, and I understand there are honest people. I mean, I have a lot of friends, some supporters, some disagree. They hold a different point of view, and I respect that. But that is my view.”
Sanders complained Republicans who want to “get the government off our backs,” yet “somehow on this issue, they want to tell every woman in America what she should do with her body.”
Baier followed up: “I guess the genesis of the question is that 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. You’re saying no.”
Sanders refused to allow any limits on abortion: “I am very strongly pro-choice. That is a decision to be made by the woman, her physician, and her family. That’s my view.”