Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is running for the Democratic party’s 2020 presidential nomination, told podcast host Dave Rubin Sunday that she supports restrictions on third trimester abortions, making her the first and only Democrat in the field to oppose the barbaric practice.
Gabbard, National Review reports, told Rubin that she has a somewhat libertarian view of abortion rights — she supports a woman’s “right to choose” but only until the baby is considered viable.
“I think that there should be some restrictions though,” she told Rubin. She went on to suggest she believes in a “cutoff point” where women could get an abortion only in dire circumstances. “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.”
That’s not exactly a hard line on abortion, and it certainly doesn’t appear that Gabbard supports any universal restrictions on the third trimester abortion procedure,