Here is a quick rundown on where some of the leading presidential candidates for 2020 stand on the topic of abortion.
Sen. Gillibrand recently tried to use Christian faith in the Bible to justify abortion and failed miserably. Gillibrand actually contradicted herself with her statements.
“If you are a person of the Christian faith, one of the tenets of our faith is free will,” Senator Gillibrand said. “One of the tenets of our democracy is that we have a separation of church and state, and under no circumstances are we supposed to be imposing our faith on other people. And I think this is an example of that effort.”
What Gillibrand communicated most was her ignorance in what free will in the Bible means. It’s about the freedom to choose to worship God and follow his commandments – not the will to terminate the life of the soon to be born.
Another staunch pro-abortion is advocate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) he wants to roll back the 1976 restrictions on using federal funds to pay for abortions, as well as, not limiting it to only cases of rape, incest or pregnancies or the mother’s life is in jeopardy.
Sanders view on abortion is that the battle in favor of abortion rights is one that needs to involve both men and women. “Let me say something to the men who are here today,” Sanders said at an appearance in Asheville, South Carolina recently.
“This is not just a woman’s issue. This is an issue that impacts all of us. And the men must stand with the women in their moment of need.” Sanders has vowed to fight heartbeat abortion bills “in every way possible.”
According to Booker’s campaign: “We can all agree that we want to prevent unintended pregnancies, and therefore the need for abortion,” a spokesman for Booker said in 2013. “Mayor Booker supports Roe v Wade, which allows women the right to choose up to the point of viability.”
On the matter of late-term and partial-birth abortions, the spokesman said: “Cory Booker does not oppose restrictions on post-viability abortions if exceptions are made for the health and the life of the mother.”
Harris voted against a bill that would limit abortions to only the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. While an attorney general in California, Harris worked to amend the state’s Penal Code to criminalize the secret recording and disseminating of communications with healthcare providers.
This was done in response to actions by pro-life activist David Daleiden who made undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood in the selling of fetal body parts. In other words, Harris went after the whistleblower.