Bernie Sanders Must Deliver More Than Platitudes About Abortion

When we talk about abortion, everything we say -- and the way that we choose to say it -- has an impact. And in a time when abortion is becoming legal in-name-only because it is largely inaccessible to much of the country thanks to anti-abortion activism and policies, the way that presidential candidates talk about abortion matters even more.

We know, for example, that if you simply ask people if they’re “pro-choice” or “pro-life”, they’ll answer fairly equally down the line (though for the first time in years, more Americans call themselves pro-choice). But when you talk to people about reproductive rights in a way that goes beyond binary labels, a much different picture emerges.

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