Senator Bernie Sanders has said that he is willing to talk about population control, suggesting that abortion is key to addressing the ‘climate crisis’. Speaking at CNN’s climate change town hall meeting, Sanders argued that population control – in the form of abortion and birth control – is something he “very, very strongly” supports.
“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,” Sanders declared.
“And the Mexico City agreement, which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that are – that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control is totally absurd,” he added.
“So 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 to birth control to control the number of kids they have is something I very, very strongly support,” he said.