Bernie Sanders: I Will Only Nominate Supreme Court Judges Who Support Abortions Up to Birth

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 24, 2020   |   10:19AM   |   Washington, DC

Fresh from his victory in the Nevada caucus over the weekend, pro-abortion Senator Bernie Sanders campaigned in Austin, Texas and told voters he would only nominate Supreme Court judges who support abortions up to birth.

Sanders supports abortions up to birth and thinks there is a Constitutional right to kill babies in abortions.

“My promise to you is I will never nominate anybody to the Supreme Court or the federal bench who is not 100 percent pro-Roe. v Wade,” Sanders said, referring to the Supreme Court case that ushered in abortion on demand.

That promise is a stark contrast to President Donald Trump, who has put dozens of conservative judges on federal courts, including prominent pro-life advocates. That’s a kept promise that pro-life advocates like Melissa Clement of Nevada Right to Life truly appreciate.

“In 2016, a lot of us voted for President Trump solely on the promise of pro-life judges, half expecting the usual bait and switch. I am happy to say we are not waiting until after the next election. Promises made have been kept and will continue,” she said.

“Some 47 years ago, the Supreme Court created a right to abortion from whole cloth. With Roe v. Wade (and the accompanying Doe v Bolton), abortion was legalized and legitimized for all nine months of pregnancy, for any reason. Seven judges changed the course of history and, in the process, sentenced more than 60 million unborn Americans – so far – to death,” Clement explained. “We have made progress in protecting the unborn in many states, but every positive law that protects the unborn and their mothers ends up in front of judges.”

“Elections matter. We need good, brave pro-life legislators and we need strict constructionist judges that will not overturn pro-life legislation,” Clement added.

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The pro-life stalwart believes the president has done an outstanding job getting the right judges on the court.

“President Donald J. Trump has kept his pro-life promise of nominating solid judges,” she said.

Some of Trump’s judges include Matthew Walden McFarland, a former member of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group, and the pro-life organization Scioto County Right to Life. Fellow nominee Anuraag Hari Singhal, a Florida state judge, is a member of the Thomas More Society, a pro-life legal organization, and the Federalist Society. Another nominee, Daniel Mack Traynor, of North Dakota, served as a member of the Thomas More Society and the Christian Legal Society.

Pro-life leaders have praised the president for consistently nominating strong judges to federal courts. They include U.S. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, as well as newly confirmed U.S. District Judge Sarah Pitlyk, a strong pro-life advocate and defender of religious freedom.

For decades, abortion activists have relied on liberal judges to keep abortion on demand legal and unrestricted. But the Trump administration is ushering in change that could see human rights restored to unborn babies and religious freedoms for pro-life individuals protected. A President Bernie Sanders would take that strong record in the opposite direction — keeping abortions up to birth legal for decades to come.

Since 1973, 61 million unborn babies have been aborted in America because of Roe v. Wade. The decision made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.