Sanders wants to fund abortions in ‘poor countries’ to fight climate change

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CNN hosted 10 town hall events with Democratic presidential candidates on the climate "crisis" Wednesday evening-a program that took place over seven hours, giving Republicans a treasure trove of material to use ahead of the 2020 election.

A member of the audience, Martha Readyoff, who was identified as a teacher, told Sanders the planet has experienced a doubling of human population growth in the last 50 years and this is unsustainable. "The planet can not sustain this growth. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?"

United States presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he would support using taxpayer money to fund abortions in foreign countries as a means of population control in the face of climate change.

"In poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies, and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, is something I very, very strongly support", said Sanders.

Restoring foreign aid to organizations that commit and promote abortion is also a standard Democrat position, but major candidates and officeholders tend to avoid acknowledging any connection between their abortion advocacy and population control or climate change.

Democrats vying for the party's 2020 nomination fielded questions on climate change during a CNNs town hall in NY when someone asked about ways to "curb population growth". Activists claim there is a "97 percent scientific consensus" in favor of AGW, but that number distorts an overview of 11,944 papers from peer-reviewed journals, 66.4 percent of which expressed no opinion on the question; in fact, numerous authors identified with the AGW "consensus" later spoke out to say their positions had been misrepresented.