Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his universal healthcare proposal this week; saying American mothers will save $32,000 on childbirth under his ‘Medicare for All’ plan.
“Average cost of childbirth in the United States: $32,000
Average cost of childbirth with Medicare for All: $0,” posted Sanders on social media.
Average cost of childbirth in the United States: $32,000
Average cost of childbirth with Medicare for All: $0
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 10, 2019
Sanders made national headlines last week after suggesting “population control” and “reproductive rights” in third world countries was necessary to combat climate change.
“Empowering women to curb population growth seems reasonable to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?” asked an audience member.
“The answer is yes. Women have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions… In poor countries around the world, where women do not want to have large numbers of babies, where they can have the opportunity to use birth control to control the number of kids they have, is something I very strongly support,” said Sanders.
Democrat Voter: There are too many humans on earth.
Bernie: I agree. We need to fund abortions to poor, third world countries.
This is absolutely horrifying. pic.twitter.com/B2SBT053mz
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 5, 2019
Sanders comments come hours after he abruptly snapped at a crying baby in New Hampshire; demanding the child “keep it down” while discussing universal health care.