Leftists: ‘Safe, Legal, And Rare’ Abortion = ‘Harmful Language’

The Pro-Choice Caucus released a messaging document labeling the “safe, legal, and rare” pro-abortion rhetoric as “harmful language.”
The Pro-Choice Caucus — co-chaired by Reps. Diana DeGette (D‑CO) and Barbara Lee (D‑CA) — released messaging materials to update the language surrounding their pro-abortion arguments. They suggested “helpful language” to replace “harmful language” such as:
Replacing the “harmful” term “choice” for the “helpful” term “decision”
Replacing “reduce abortion/’safe, legal, and rare’” for “safe, legal, and accessible.” (Then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton introduced the “safe, legal, and rare” abortion line about his limited support for abortion during his 1992 campaign.)
Replacing “unwanted pregnancy” with “unexpected pregnancy”
Replacing “conscience clause/protections” with “refusal of care/denial of care laws”
Replacing “back-alley abortions/coat hangers” with “criminalizing healthcare”

NEW: The Pro Choice Caucus has just sent out messaging materials to House Dems on Roe draft.
One of the recommendations: Don’t use “choice.”
— Sarah Ferris (@sarahnferris) May 12, 2022
The updated rhetoric follows Wednesday’s vote in which Senate Democrats failed to pass legislation that would prohibit local, state, and federal governments from preventing abortion. One Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin (D‑WV), opposed the motion to in …

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