Skip to comments.Bernie Sanders shouldnâ€™t suggest mothers spend time with their babies: NARAL leader
Posted on 01/20/2016 10:40:50 AM PST by presidio9
- The head of one of the nation's largest abortion advocacy groups has said that Democrats should stop talking about the traditional, two-parent family.
Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, particularly faulted insurgent Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for placing his socialistic economic policies ahead of liberal social issues, like abortion and redefining the family.
Sanders' traditional emphasis on economics "showed a lot in that first debate when he kept saying, 'You know we need parental leave, so mommies can stay home with their babies,'" Hogue said.
Last October, Sanders used child-rearing to promote federal legislation requiring employers to give 12 weeks of paid family leave. "Every other major country on earth - every one, including some small countries - say that when a mother has a baby, she should stay home with that baby," he said. "We are the only major country" that does not.
Hogue said the idea outraged her.
"And I was like, 'Stop saying that. It's 2015,'" she said. "'My husband is home with our kids right now so I can be here.'"
Her criticism comes despite the fact that a plethora of social science data show that children raised in traditional, intact families do better economically and socially than those raised in any other family structure.
Hogue, a veteran organizer with left-wing groups like MoveOn.org and the Rainforest Action Network, said she supports federal employer mandates, but Sanders' reference to motherhood reflects his "very old mentality."
Despite the emphasis, Hogue said, "you still love him because he's sort of like your grumpy grandfather."
She said in an interview with the website Refinery 29 that she looks forward to redefining the "progressive" movement, so that reproductive and sexual issues displace economic concerns.
"I think that this sort of old model of progressivism, which is very much the white, working-class labor era progressivism, is being [challenged] in a really big way right now," she said. "We have really been trying to explore this link between economic equality, abortion access, and reproductive rights generally. It's been super fascinating."
A need for both parents to work, rather than raise children, means that "reproductive rights are increasingly a family issue."
"You can't talk about economic opportunity and economic equality to me as a woman without actually acknowledging the whole thing is tied up in my family planning," she said.
Her organization, on January 5, Hogue said that she was "thrilled to announce that the NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Hillary has what it takes to fight Republican attacks on women's reproductive rights, and has the vision and experience to ensure women and families thrive."
The group spent $3.3 million in 2012 to re-elect President Obama.
Planned Parenthood has also endorsed Hillary Clinton, who is seen as the prohibitive Democratic front runner, in its first-ever primary endorsement.
Not even Bernie can please all those lib special interest groups.
Folks, we can put these people in cages or they will put us on cattle cars. Accept the reality of it.
[ A need for both parents to work, rather than raise children, means that “reproductive rights are increasingly a family issue.” ]
BOTH parents need to work to pay the socialist taxes so that the State has the money to raise your, well not yours anymore, Children.
If they could find a way to raise all people like in 1984 / brave new world.... THEY WOULD... WAKE UP PEOPLE!
What we need is a rousing display of Bernie and Hillary cat fights.
[ Folks, we can put these people in cages or they will put us on cattle cars. Accept the reality of it. ]
Agreed, ANYONE seeking power over OTHER PEOPLE will want to LIQUIDATE those who do not buy into THEIR philosophy.
Progressive, Socialism, Communism, Feudalism = ALL THE SAME THING, INHUMAN CONTROL OVER YOUR FELLOW HUMANS
Perhaps she meant to say "I thought to myself, 'Stop saying that. It's 2015,'"
I was like.
She was like.
They were like.
So I go, "blah, blah blah"
Doesn't anyone speak English anymore? Drives me nuts.
I see little difference between America 2016 and Chapter 1 of Brave New World.
When Bernie is the traditional values guy in that party you KNOW we’re in trouble.
Animals only speak English in Disney cartoons.
No more mothering of babies!. We need more angry illiterate violent dangerous anti- social thugs, gangsters, and politicians to screw us over even more
That is totally sexist to think or to say that women could or should have any attachment to babies.
The guy would be an absolute disaster as President, but he's honest and has the courage of his convictions. That's more than I can say for most of those weaselly little closet socialists.
It is coming.Government schools are taking on bit by bit the characteristics of creches.
Well...at least it's a sane mentality.
Can't argue with you on either point. He would be a disaster--not as bad as Hillary or Obama, not nearly--but in comparison to anyone picked at random from the white pages? Yes, likely an absolute disaster.
Ilyse Hogue is clearly not a human being but a machine.
Maybe Bernie’s socialism of the 60’s is today’s right of center.
“Its 2015.” Uh, 2016. But why is what year it is such a big deal? Our ultra-modern “progressives’ citing what year(or what century)it is in order to justify their agenda drives me nuts(And the “I was like” type utterances... by anyone does too).
The nation won’t be safe until a bomb collar is around the neck of every Leftist. Anyone who honestly believes Leftists should have freedom of speech is at best deluded, at worst malicious.
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