Who Are the Real Extremists on Abortion?

From left: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton face off during an ABC News Democratic presidential debate on Dec. 19, 2015 (photo credit: Disney | ABC Television Group via Flickr)
From left: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton face off during an ABC News Democratic presidential debate on Dec. 19, 2015 (photo credit: Disney | ABC Television Group via Flickr)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently made headlines for her extreme position on abortion. During a recent appearance on the The View, Clinton explained her support for Roe v. Wade by saying that an unborn baby has no legal rights and can be aborted right up until the moment of birth.

Not to be outdone, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said yesterday, “I think we should expand funding for Planned Parenthood,” America’s biggest abortion business. I guess that’s one big business the Vermont socialist likes.

But there’s more. . .

Sanders also said, “I will use the Department of Justice to go after” states that are trying to impose restrictions on abortion.

What kind of restrictions is Sanders talking about? Reasonable regulations that require abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards. Limits on late-term abortions. Parental notification laws. Sanders would use the brute power of the federal government to strike them all down.

Whoever ultimately gets the Republican presidential nomination should not be afraid of this issue. It is a gift!

It shows that the real extremists are not pro-life conservatives, but the pro-abortion, no-exceptions-at-any-time, leaders of the Democrat Party.

Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.