Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has made it clear during her run for president that she is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers and buck the Democratic establishment in order to shake things up in the race for the nomination for president.
As Brandon Morse noted yesterday, she’s come out against impeaching President Trump, a position that is at odds with a growing number of her Democratic colleagues in Congress. Impeachment, she noted in an interview with Greta Van Susteren, would “tear our country apart.”
…Gabbard agreed that abortion should not be legal during the third trimester unless a medical emergency necessitated it. Though she tends to think of abortion as a “libertarian” would, she disagrees with the Democratic Party’s mantra that there should be open, easy access to abortions any time and any place.
“I think that there should be some restrictions,” she said. When asked what her “cutoff point” would be, Gabbard replied, “I think the third trimester. Unless a woman’s life or severe health consequences is at risk, then there shouldn’t be an abortion in the third trimester.”
Gabbard also stated during the interview that abortion is not an option she would choose for herself:
“You know, for me personally, I would not make that choice for myself. But I don’t believe I should be telling anybody else the kinds of decisions they should make for themselves or for their family.”
Watch the abortion segment of the interview below:
Gabbard’s position on abortion restrictions in the third trimester, which is a view most Americans across the political spectrum share, will now make her even more of an outcast and extremist within her own party.
This in spite of the fact that she stands with them on the vast majority of issues related to abortion and so-called “abortion care.” This in spite of the fact that it is actually their position, which goes so far as to advocate for post-birth abortion, that is extreme.
“It’s sad that we’re at a point where we have to praise the sole Democratic candidate who’s willing to regulate some abortions late in pregnancy, but good for Tulsi,” tweeted pro-life writer Alexandra DeSanctis. “I hope she doesn’t back down when the pro-abortion mob comes for her.”
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