The Presidential Election : Abortion And Same Sex Marriage

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In the upcoming presidential election, a significant differing factor among candidates is conservative versus liberal. These are two factors in the “political spectrum” that split candidates, into “left wing”, or “right wing”. Their opinions on certain subjects can be classified into these factors. Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump, are two candidates that disagree on topics such as abortion, and same sex marriage, whilst agreeing on higher taxation for the wealthy.
The practice of abortion, and specifically the women 's’ legal choice, is currently a controversial topic. The two sides to this argument are “pr- life”, and “pro-choice”. In 2012 Bernie Sanders said “we are not returning to the days of back-room abortions, when countless women died or were maimed. The decision about abortion must remain a decision for the woman, her family and physician to make, not the government.” He supports the movement to legalize access the abortion services, arguing it is something that is not the government 's concern, adding that if restricted, it could lead to dangerous secretive abortions. Bernie has also voted for the increase of funding for these services. However, Donald Trump has has stated numerous times that he is “pro life”, against the liberation of abortion. In an interview in 2011, Trump told a story of a friend, saying when his wife was pregnant they did not want the child, and considered abortion, but now describes the child as being “ greatest thing that 's ever happened…

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