Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThere are potential candidates who are still considering offers for 2020 Sanders unveils an educational plan that would ban for-profit charter schools Warren's policy ideas show convincing results MORE (I-Vt.) Joined other 2020 Democratic candidates on Sunday to pledge to appoint only Supreme Court justices who support the Roe v. Wade protecting the rights of abortion.
"If you ask me if I would ever appoint a Supreme Court justice who does not believe in the defense of Roe vs. Wade, who does not believe that a woman has the right to control her own body, I do not will never do, "said Sanders. said on NBC "Meet the Press."
He also condemned a new Alabama law prohibiting abortion except in the event of a threat to the mother's life.
"What they did in Alabama was incredible," he said. "The idea that women in this country should not be able to control their own bodies is incredible."
Fellow 2020 Democrat Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandNight Health Care – Presented by the Campaign for Accountability – Momentum for Federal Laws Acting on the Right to Abortion | Missouri legislators approve bill banning abortion at 8 weeks | Warren Unveils Plan to Protect Abortion Rights 2020 Dem Seth Moulton calls for expanding veterans' access to cannabis. Momentum relies on incentives to enact abortion rights laws MORE (D-N.Y.) Said last week that she would only appoint judges who support Roe v. Wade. Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOvernight Health Care – Presented by the Campaign for Accountability – The Momentum of Federal Laws Consecrating the Right to Abortion | Missouri legislators approve bill banning abortion at 8 weeks | Warren Unveils Plan to Protect Abortion Rights 2020 Dem Seth Moulton calls for expanding veterans' access to cannabis. Momentum relies on incentives to enact abortion rights laws MORE (D-N.J.), Another 2020 candidate, then told Buzzfeed that he would do the same.
A number of presidential candidates have also stated that they would like Congress to pass a law setting out the rights enunciated in Roe v. Wade.
The debate over the issue was heated last week when Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey (right) signed the abortion ban. Earlier this month, Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp, signed a "heartbeat" abortion bill that would ban the procedure about six weeks after the start of the pregnancy. Other states have recently reviewed and passed laws restricting abortion rights.
Sanders and Gillibrand are among the two dozen who are fighting over the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for 2020.