[dcquiz] Bernie Sanders agrees with opponent Hillary Clinton that there is no “constitutional protection for the unborn.”
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Sanders was asked if there should be “any restrictions” on abortion, and Sanders replied that the decision “ultimately has got to be made by the woman.” (WATCH: Hillary: Unborn Babies Do Not Have ‘Rights’)
Stephanopoulos asked Sanders about his position on abortion and whether or not he agreed with Clinton that unborn children do not have constitutional rights, to which the Vermont senator replied, “All I know is that I will fight as strong as I can to defend a woman’s right to choose. I believe that it is an outrage that Republicans who tell us how much they hate the government now want to tell every American — every American woman what she can and cannot do with her body. And I do agree with the Secretary. I don’t believe there’s any constitutional protection for the unborn.”
When asked if he was “for any restrictions on abortion,” Sanders said, “I think that decision ultimately has got to be made by the woman. I have a 100 percent pro-choice voting record throughout my career. That decision must be made by the woman, must be made by her family and her physician, not by the federal government, not by the state government.”
“And let me tell you something. If elected president, I will not only fight to protect Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose, I will take on the Scott Walkers of the world and the other right-wing governors who are trying to restrict and limit that right,” Sanders said.