[guest post by Dana]
Those Democrats love them some dead babies!
This week, Bernie Sanders went on record as wholeheartedly engaging in the idea of abortion as a means of population control. At the climate change town hall, there was this exchange with an audience member:
Martha Readyoff: Good evening. Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth. I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians, but it’s crucial to face. Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?
Sanders: Well, Martha, the answer is yes. And the answer has everything to do with the fact that women in the United States of America, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions.
And the Mexico City agreement, which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that are — that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control, to me is totally absurd. So I think, especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies, and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, it’s something I very, very strongly support.
(Note: Mexico City only excludes abortion advocacy groups from family-planning funding, in line with federal laws that ban the funding of abortion as a method of family planning. In plainer terms, the Mexico City policy does not prevent funds from going to birth control and other non-abortion means of family planning.)
There’s nothing quite like a powerful white male suggesting how poor women of color throughout the world should go about their reproductive business, am I right?? But exceptions are allowed when it’s the earth’s very survival we are talking about… Clearly Sanders believes in the wider utilitarianism of abortion: it would save the planet from overpopulation, and it would allow poor women everywhere to have fewer births. Win-win. Save the Earth: One Dead Baby At A Time! – what a campaign slogan.
Obianuju Ekeocha, a popular African pro-life activist, had this to say about Sanders’comments:
With upcoming US election, I’m see that a Democrat president will mean tyrannical American funded population control & slaughter of Africa’s unborn babies.
And, as if to underscore his annoyance at these overpopulation buggers who threaten the very survival of the earth, here’s Sanders telling a baby to pipe down:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 4, 2019
(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)