Bernie Sanders says being pro-abortion is "absolutely essential" to being a Democrat

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 10th, 2020 10:42 am

Last Updated Feb 10th, 2020 at 11:20 am

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said at a New Hampshire forum on Saturday that it is "absolutely essential" for Democrats to be pro-choice on abortion.

The presidential candidate was speaking at the "Our Rights, Our Courts" forum, hosted by pro-choice groups Demand Justice, Center for Reproductive Rights, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and All* Above All Action Fund. MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle asked Sanders if he believed it was possible to be pro-life and a Democrat.

"Being pro-choice is an absolutely essential part of being a Democrat," Sanders said. "By this time in history, I think when we talk about what a Democrat is, I think being pro-choice is an essential part of that."


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