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Sanders: I’ll Use DOJ To ‘Go After’ States Who ‘Make It Impossible For a Woman to Control Her Own Body’


Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders vowed that as president he would “use the Department of Justice to go after” states “trying to make it impossible for a woman to control her own body” during a town hall on MSNBC on Monday.

Sanders stated, “I think we should expand funding for Planned Parenthood. And it is no secret, that in states all over this country, in a dozen different ways, there are governors and legislatures who are trying to make it impossible for a woman to control her own body. I will use the Department of Justice to go after those states, in every way that I legally can.”

He added, when asked about the Supreme Court taking up Texas’ abortion law, “I will appoint — or nominate people to the Supreme Court who number one, are prepared to overturn Citizens United, a disastrous Supreme Court decision, and number two, absolutely protect a woman’s right to choose.”

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