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Sanders Vows to 'Substantially Increase' Funding for Planned Parenthood

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Posted: Mar 09, 2020 6:00 PM
Sanders Vows to 'Substantially Increase' Funding for Planned Parenthood

Source: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

During a rally in St. Louis on Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke about part of his abortion agenda, which he released over the weekend.

He said he has "some bad news" for President Trump and his allies who want to cut funding to Planned Parenthood because "we are going to substantially increase funding" for the abortion giant.

Sanders also called conservative Republicans hypocritical for being pro small government but against abortion.

"As U.S. senator, I hear a lot of speeches on the floor of the Senate from conservative Republicans who tell us they believe in small government and getting the government off the backs of the American people," he told the cheering crowd. "And I say to those hypocrites, if you believe in getting the government off the backs of the American people, please understand that it is women with the right to control their own bodies. It's not the government."

Further, he vowed never to nominate any judge to the federal bench or Supreme Court that "is not 100 percent pro Roe v. Wade."

Sanders recently rolled out his Reproductive Health Care and Justice for All plan, which is as extreme as you could imagine. In it, he calls for defunding pregnancy help centers, free abortions, and repealing the Hyde Amendment.

Missouri primary voters will head to the polls Tuesday, March 10.