Bernie Sanders Will Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz: “We Will Expand Funding”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 24, 2020   |   1:03PM   |   Washington, DC

Politicians make promises all the time in political campaigns, but Bernie Sanders made a promise over the weekend that Americans can take to the bank. If Sanders becomes president, he told attendees at a campaign stop in Texas that he will force Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

“And we will expand funding for Planned Parenthood,” Sanders promised.

That’s a promise that will certainly come true, as Sanders, while a member of the Senate, has voted for taxpayer funding of abortions and taxpayer funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business every single time.

Not only will Sanders expand funding for the abortion company if elected president, he will do so during the first week he takes over.

Last month, the Sanders campaign a list of executive orders he would sign on Day 1 if he were to become president. One of the top agenda items on his list is forcing Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

The Washington Post reviewed an internal campaign document from the Sanders campaign, which shows overturning President Trump’s pro-life policy is one of the first things he will do as president. Sanders would immediately sign an executive order to that effect.

Sanders’ desire to make Americans fund the Planned Parenthood abortion company is in direct opposition to the pro-life policies President Donald Trump enacted.

During his first week in office, President Donald Trump issued an executive order known as the Mexico City Policy or the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Act that revoked taxpayer funding to the International Planned Parenthood abortion business.

The policy prohibits taxpayer funding to international groups that promote and/or provide abortions overseas, the biggest of which is the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Trump’s decision applied to nearly nine billion dollars in U.S. taxpayer funds to foreign non-governmental organizations. The policy ensures U.S. funds continue to go to health care, humanitarian relief, and even family planning; it only blocks funding to those groups like IPPF that perform or promote abortion in other nations. Ultimately, that cost Planned Parenthood’s international abortion company $100 million.

Since that order, the Trump administration has expanded it to cover additional foreign funding – disqualifying the abortion giant from other taxpayer revenue streams.

And he has worked overtime to cut as much domestic taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood as possible through changes in federal rules in programs Planned Parenthood seeks taxpaying funding through and by helping states to defund the abortion corporation.

It’s no surprise that Sanders would force Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, since he has a n extensive record supporting abortions up to birth.

Sanders’ views on abortion are, perhaps, the most radical of all the Democratic presidential candidates, but every top contender supports unrestricted taxpayer-funded abortions up to birth and he calls killing babies in abortions a constitutional right.

In September during the CNN climate town hall, Sanders went further than the rest by arguing for more abortions as a population control measure.

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Sanders has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record in the Senate, including a recent vote against a bill to protect newborns from infanticide. In April, he also tried to justify his position allowing unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth. Sanders told the Fox News town hall that late-term abortions are “okay” because they are “rare.” About 12,000 late-term unborn babies are aborted each year.

In 2018, he voted against a bill to ban later 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 nearly fully formed and capable of feeling intense pain.

Though Democrat leaders claim their radical pro-abortion stance represents the majority, polls show otherwise. Two new polls this week from Marist and Gallup show strong public opposition to abortion on demand.

According to Marist, more than six in 10 Americans (62%) say that if the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade it should allow states to determine restrictions (46%) or make abortion illegal (16%). Only 33% of Americans say Roe v. Wade should be interpreted to allow for legal abortion any time without restriction.

Gallup found that 58% of Americans are not satisfied with current abortion laws, and more want stricter laws that limit or ban abortions.