One of Bernie Sanders’ talking points is that women around the world have the right to have abortions and use family planning methods.
He is being smeared as a “eugenicist” for these common sense observations.
“And the answer has everything to do with the fact that women in the United States of America, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions. The Mexico City agreement, which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control, to me is totally absurd. I think especially 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, it’s something I very, very strongly support.”
I really don’t think the linked source is accurate.
Mr. Sanders, as quoted, seems to advocate birth control first and foremost in developing world countries— “where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have”. Why, then, is he being depicted as a baby killing eugenicist?
If his idea of helping the impoverished through barrier & hormonal methods that prevent unwanted conception in the first place, what is the problem?