Bernie Sanders And Planned Parenthood Essay

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In light of the recent “controversy” surrounding Bernie Sanders and Planned Parenthood, I feel that it’s necessary to point out the mans incredibly consistent record in support women’s issues and the right to choose.

Bernie Sanders is a staunch believer in the fact that women should have the fundamental right to control their bodies when it comes to sexual and reproductive health. He’s received both a 0 percent rating from The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), and a 100 percent rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America. According to The NRLC, Sanders has voted against the pro-life position more than 100 times in his federal legislative career. Let me just quote a couple of things that The NRLC notes about Sanders pro-choice
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Here is the quote from Sanders that Clinton is criticizing:

“ ...I have friends and supporters in the Human Rights Fund, in Planned Parenthood. But you know what? Hillary Clinton has been around there for a very very long time, and some of these groups are in fact part of the establishment.”
I don’t sense any vitriol in statement. Do you?

I think what Bernie Sanders is trying to say here is quite clear. He’s simply saying that he never expected to receive endorsements from these organizations because they are part of the Democratic establishment. He’s not saying he wants to “take on” Planned Parenthood, like Hillary Clinton would like you to think. He’s just keenly aware of the fact that the Democratic party and Hillary Clinton have strong ties to these organizations which, in-turn, lead them to endorse the establishment Democratic candidate (Hillary Clinton) for president.

Bernie Sanders is in no way resentful of these endorsements. He’s still fully supportive of these organizations and their causes. That is why I find this line of attack odd on the part of Hillary
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