The woman who questioned Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders about the “need to curb population growth” has been teaching young children in schools since 2001.
Attendee Martha Readyoff asked Sanders whether he would support measures to curb population growth at a CNN Climate town hall on September 4.
“Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth,” Readyoff said to Sanders. “I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians but it’s crucial to face. Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact.”
“Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature to a plan to address climate catastrophe,” Readyoff asked.
Sanders replied saying that he supports abortion as a way to curb human population in light of climate change.
“The answer is yes and 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.
Readyoff has taught school children in Montessori schools for at 18