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Candidate Spotlight: Where Do the 2020 Hopefuls Stand on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights?

Birth control. Abortion. Sex ed. Reproductive health care as a human right. What do these have in common? They’re on the 2020 ballot — and Trump wants to restrict all of them. Find out where the candidates stand and if they stand with you.

Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator from Vermont


Abortion Access

Sanders pledged to repeal the Helms Amendment, which puts restrictions on American aid to support sexual and reproductive health abroad, as well as the Hyde Amendment. [Jezebel, 2/11/16]

Birth Control

Sanders co-sponsor of  the Protect Access to Birth Control Act, a repeal of Trump’s harmful birth control rules. [S. 1985, accessed 8/16/19]

Planned Parenthood

Sanders opposes Trump’s Title X gag rule, calling it a “disgraceful attack on women’s rights.” [Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), 5/18/18]

Health Equity

Sanders’ Medicare For All plan requires the Department of Health and Human services “to conduct an evaluation of health disparities, including racial and geographic disparities, and to submit a plan to Congress for addressing the disparities found in the evaluation.” [SELF, 7/30/19]

Sex Ed

Sanders stated that abstinence-only sex education “is certainly not the only answer.” [Observer, 1/28/16]

The only way we can fight back against the harmful and dangerous laws and policies coming from anti-reproductive health politicians is by changing who's writing and passing them. Are you in?