Ousted Planned Parenthood President: Abortion Should Be ‘Safe, Legal, and Rare’

Dr. Leana Wen, the Planned Parenthood president who said she was ousted because she opposed the organization’s politicization, tweeted her support for abortion to be “safe, legal, and rare.”

The construction “safe, legal, and rare” isn’t favored by abortion rights groups, which back broader access to abortion, and is no longer part of the Democratic platform, which says only that abortion must be “safe and legal.” Democrats have moved to allow government funding for abortion and have opposed limits on the procedure, even when performed late in pregnancy.

“I don’t agree with @TulsiGabbard on a lot, but do appreciate that she brought up the third rail for Democrats: that abortion should be ‘safe, legal, and rare,'” Wen tweeted Tuesday evening during the Democratic debate in Ohio. “We should reduce the need for abortions by investing in prevention.”

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is the only candidate for the Democratic nomination for president to come out in support of limits on abortion and said Tuesday night that it should be “safe, legal, and rare.” (Read more from “Ousted Planned Parenthood President: Abortion Should Be ‘Safe, Legal, and Rare'” HERE)

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