WATCH: Bernie Sanders Says U.S. Must Fund Abortions in Foreign Countries to Help Control World’s Overpopulation and Fight Climate Change

Then U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivers a speech at a campaign event in Chicago, Illinois, on Sept. 28, 2015. | (PHOTO: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG)

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders railed against the Trump administration for ending U.S. funding of abortion businesses overseas and said one of the benefits of abortion is that it reduces the population.

Sanders, a senator from Vermont and self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, participated in CNN’s climate town hall Wednesday night and was asked by Martha Readyoff, a teacher, whether he would speak up about the issue of human overpopulation.

Readyoff, a teacher from Connecticut, said during the town hall that human population growth has more than doubled over the last 50 years. She contended that “the planet cannot sustain this growth.” She admitted that it was a “poisonous” topic for politicians but one that is “crucial to face.”

“Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact,” the teacher said, then asked Sanders: “Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?”

Sanders responded: “The answer is Yes.”

“The answer has everything to do with the fact that women in the United States of America, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions,” Sanders said.

He continued by criticizing the Trump administration’s reenactment of the “Mexico City Policy,” which bans the federal government from giving foreign aid to organizations that promote or perform abortion overseas.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith