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Wed Feb 17, 2016, 05:50 PM

29. Pretending that Clinton doesn't vigorously and proactively defend women's reproductive rights

is patently false. While Sanders insulted Planned Parenthood as "establishment" and some of his supporters took glee in allying with pro-life groups to strip funding from the only source of reproductive healthcare available to women in great swaths of the country, she was proactively defending PP from RW attacks. http://liveactionnews.org/planned-parenthood-loses-support-donations-after-its-endorsement-of-hillary-clinton/ When the right was issuing their clandestine videos designed to undermine women's reproductive rights, Clinton proactively defended women's rights, while Sanders didn't even make a public statement until asked by the press, instead choosing to use his public profile to comment on MSNBC programming decisions.

Once again we see that people are not remotely interested in the candidate's actual policy positions but feel compelled to falsify her record to score cheap political points. This demonstrates precisely what this campaign is about. People here have declared their willingness to refuse to vote for the Democrat and thereby allow the GOP to appoint the next several justices if the rest of the population doesn't vote for their guy as the nominee. That would mean my rights as an equal citizen would be stripped away, along with the rights of LGBT, African Americans, and everyone who isn't white and male. That we then see this cynical effort to manipulate the public is par for the course.


Both Planned Parenthood and NARAL endorsed Clinton for very good reasons.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorses Hillary Clinton

Our Nation’s Best Presidential Candidate for Reproductive Rights, Hands Down

There’s no question: Hillary Clinton holds the strongest record on reproductive rights of all presidential contenders in not just this election, but in American history. She doesn’t just support women’s health — she has been a proactive leader on expanding access to women’s health care. In fact, no other 2016 candidate has shown such strong, lifelong commitment to the issues Planned Parenthood Action Fund cares about.

We live in an era where access to birth control, abortion, and services at Planned Parenthood are under unprecedented attack. With so much at stake, we can’t afford to have a president who continues these attacks — or who won’t stand strong and fight against them, no matter what.

We need Hillary Clinton, women’s health champion, in the White House.

3 Things You Might Not Know About Hillary Clinton

She introduced 8 pieces of legislation with the purpose of expanding and protecting access to reproductive health care — no other candidate has introduced any.
She's the most outspoken and frequent supporter of Planned Parenthood — and the only candidate to speak up for Planned Parenthood at the debates.
She's the only candidate who has testified before a Congressional committee on how abortion is an essential part of reproductive health care.


Chart: Hillary Clinton v. Bernie Sanders on Reproductive Health and Rights


Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Clinton introduced eight pieces of legislation with the clear purpose of expanding and protecting women’s access to reproductive health care. Sanders has consistently co-sponsored and voted for pro-women’s health legislation.
Clinton consistently co-sponsored and voted for pro-women’s health legislation.
GENDER PAY GAP
Clinton introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act in 2005, 2007, and 2009 to address the gender pay gap. Sanders has co-sponsored and consistently voted for legislation aimed at addressing the gender pay gap.
Clinton consistently co-sponsored and voted for legislation aimed at addressing the gender pay gap.
BIRTH CONTROL
Clinton waged a multiyear effort​ — and even blocked the nomination of an FDA head with Sen. Patty Murray — to pass a breakthrough in birth control access: the law that made emergency contraception available over the counter. Sanders has consistently co-sponsored and voted for legislation that expands access to birth control, family planning, and sex education.
Clinton helped launch the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which supports access to birth control, family planning, and sex education.
Clinton helped beat back a proposal to define birth control (including IUDs) as abortion, saving federal funds for certain medical providers.
Clinton has consistently co-sponsored and voted for legislation that expands access to birth control, family planning, and sex education.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Clinton boldly spoke out in support of Planned Parenthood — without prompting — at each of the first three Democratic debates, as well as dozens of times on the campaign trail. Sanders did not mention Planned Parenthood during the first three Democratic debates, but has made supportive statements several times on the campaign trail.
INTERNATIONAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACCESS
As senator, Clinton introduced the legislation to restore funding to the UN Population Fund. President Bush suspended funding for it, but as secretary of state Clinton helped lead the U.S. in overturning the Bush administration's policy. Sanders voted for the legislation to restore funding to the UN Population Fund, which helps provide family planning, HIV, and maternal health care to millions of low-income people in developing countries around the world.
In an unprecedented move as secretary of state, Clinton launched the federal Office of Global Women's Issues, which aims to integrate women as central partners in decisions about foreign policy.
Clinton started myriad global programs that help women and girls survive extreme hardship in rural areas, as well as enter fields such as business and public service.


Bottom Line: Sanders and Clinton are Both Good on Reproductive Health — But Clinton Pushes Harder

When you see their records side by side, there’s no question why the Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. She has simply demonstrated the strongest record, clearest leadership, and most focused commitment to women’s health of any presidential candidate.

For anyone who supports Senator Sanders, know we are grateful for his strong record on reproductive rights. This endorsement doesn’t mean we’ll do anything negative about Sanders’ campaign. Instead it means that for the first time in history, we have the chance to help elect someone who’s been fighting to expand reproductive health and rights for decades to the White House, just when we need that kind of champion the most

- See more at: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/elections-politics/blog/how-do-hillary-clinton-and-bernie-sanders-compare-womens-health/#sthash.dyFCMmC5.dpuf



Her record on women's rights is far superior to men who describe us as "wedge issues," who "agree to disagree" about equal citizenship for women but instead insist "the more important issue" is whether men can afford to send their children to college.
http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/06/03/matters-bernie-sanders-doesnt-talk-race-gender/
For whom reproductive rights doesn't merit a mention in his criteria for SCOTUS appointments: http://watch.knpb.org/video/2365669386/

People are entitled to their own political priorities, to privilege some issues above others. We all do so. But to deliberately seek to distort important issues related to basic rights for political gain, to advance one man's career, is a cheap, low tactic that says everything about those who engage in that behavior.

When one feels compelled to promote misinformation, it demonstrates in stark terms that they see their own cause as insufficient to merit support absent their efforts at distortion.

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