Yesterday, pro-abortion Senator Cory Booker called it a day on his presidential campaign. Julian Castro and Marianne Williamson also dropped out recently. But every single Democrat running for president and participating in tonight’s presidential debate supports abortions up to birth.
Six Democrat candidates will take the stage tonight for the seventh and final debate before the critical Iowa caucuses. The debate will take place at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and will air on CNN at 9:00 PM ET.
But when viewers tune in, they will find one issue on which every candidate agrees: making abortions legal for any reason up to birth and financed with taxpayer dollars.
Bernie Sanders thinks it is a constitutional right to kill an unborn baby for any reason up to birth – and to force taxpayers to pay for it, too. The Vermont senator and presidential candidate has been touting a radical pro-abortion position that calls for unrestricted abortions up to birth, taxpayer-funded abortions and more.
Sanders claimed his position is constitutional.
“Abortion is a constitutional right – not a privilege for those who can afford it,” he wrote on Twitter.
Joe Biden once was more moderate on abortion, supporting restrictions on taxpayer-funded abortions and other measures, more recently, he has embraced his party’s extreme platform on abortion. In June, he announced that he no longer supports the Hyde amendment, which restricts taxpayer-funded abortions.
Biden’s new health care plan would expand abortions in multiple ways. If elected president, he would codify Roe v. Wade into federal law, prohibiting states from passing even moderate restrictions that protect unborn babies from late-term abortions, according to the report.
Biden’s health care plan would force insurers to cover abortion as “essential” health care. In doing so, he would end the Hyde amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions for any reason up to birth.
His plan also would restore the funding that President Donald Trump cut from the largest abortion chain in America, Planned Parenthood, according to reports. This would include ending the Mexico City policy, which prohibits foreign aid funding to groups that promote and provide abortions overseas. Under Trump, the policy cut about $100 million from the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s budget.
Last year, Elizabeth Warren said she would force Americans to fund abortions, adding that young people and poor people need to be able to have access to killing their children.
Warren answered a survey about abortion from the New York Times and defended the legality of killing viable babies in late-term abortions. Why? Because so few babies are killed every year at latter stages of pregnancy.
Warren joined all of the Democrats in defending abortion, as National Review reports:
Several candidates offered longer explanations, repeating the common claim that post-viability abortions are rare and only take place in the case of medical emergencies.
Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren used the same formula.
“Only 1.3 percent of abortions take place at 21 weeks or later, and the reasons are heartbreaking,” she said. “20-week abortion bans are dangerous and cruel. They would force women to carry an unviable fetus to term or force women with severe health complications to stay pregnant with their lives on the line.”
Warren is correct that just 1.3% of abortions are done to kill babies who at or after the point of viability. According to the most recently available 2014 data from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, however, that still comes to just over 12,000 abortions a year.
A 7-year-old girl put Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on the spot when she asked him why he thinks aborting an unborn baby is ok.
It showed how few share Buttigieg’s radical pro-abortion agenda. As mayor of South Bend, he tried to stop a pregnancy resource center from opening down the street from an abortion facility. Then, earlier this year, he celebrated when an abortion chain that amassed dozens of health and safety violations opened a new location there.
In May, when asked about abortions in the third trimester, Buttigieg said he thinks they should be legal and unrestricted. He told Fox News’ Chris Wallace, “I trust women to draw the line.”
Then in September, he suggested that it is ok to end a baby’s life until they draw their first breath. He even tried to align his pro-abortion stance with Christianity in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
There is no doubt that Tom Steyer, the single largest donor to the Democratic Party in recent years, would support abortion on demand if elected. Last summer, as the party debated welcoming pro-life Democrats, he announced that he would donate money only to pro-abortion candidates.
“We do not work for a single candidate who is not pro-choice,” Steyer said at the time. “I think people like to have litmus tests. We are explicitly pro-choice. We work a lot with Planned Parenthood, we work a lot with NARAL. We are absolutely committed to it.”
And finally, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar would work to make abortion an “American right” if elected to the highest office of the United States.
All of them are outside the mainstream of America, where 60% of Americans want all or most abortions made illegal.