Bernie Sanders: Republicans say ‘family values’ but mean ‘controlling women’s bodies’

Bernie Sanders: Republicans say ‘family values’ but mean ‘controlling women’s bodies’ August 27, 2015


At a rally, Wednesday in New Hampshire Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders discussed Republican “family values.”

“Many of my Republican colleagues who come through New Hampshire and Iowa and so forth,” said Sanders, “they often talk about family values.”

“They just loooove families,” he joked. “But all of you know what they mean by family values. And what they mean by family values is that the women of this country should not have the right to control their own bodies. I disagree.”

“What they mean by family values is that women are not smart enough to be able to purchase the contraceptives they need,” he continued. “I disagree.”

“And furthermore, what they mean by family values is that our gay brothers and sisters should not be able to get married or enjoy the other benefits of the American legal system. I disagree,” said Sanders to a roar of applause.

He continued on by saying his family campaign “believe in strong families, but our view’s just a little bit different than our Republican friends.”

“When we talk about family values,” he said, “what we mean is the United States should end the international embarrassment of being the only major country on Earth that does not guarantee family and medical leave to all of our families.”

Sanders remarks come at a time when the GOP is on their strongest attack yet against women’s rights, especially when it comes to Planned Parenthood, the leading women’s health organization.

Almost all of the GOP presidential candidates have vowed to defund the organization.

Yet the videos that sparked the latest outrage, claiming that Planned Parenthood was selling aborted fetuses and tissue illegally have been confirmed to have been heavily altered.

An independent analysis of the videos shows that they “contain intentionally deceptive edits, missing footage and inaccurately transcribed conversations.”

So while the GOP is attacking women based on lies and deceptive information, Sanders is actually fighting for family values by demanding health care of all and a living wage so that no one working 40 hours a week is living in poverty.

[Image: Bernie Sanders Media File]

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