Democratic Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Says She Supports Some Restrictions on Abortion

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks at the AARP Presidential Candidates Forum at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, the Hawaii Congresswoman running for president, said in an online interview Sunday she supports limits on abortion in the third trimester, a dramatic departure from her opponents who advocate unlimited access.

In an hour-plus Rubin Report interview streamed on YouTube Gabbard described herself as having a “libertarian” approach to abortion, adding the government shouldn’t be mandating women’s choices.

“I think that there should be some restrictions though,” she said.

Host Dave Rubin then asked if she had a “cutoff point.”

“I think the third trimester,” she answered.“Unless a woman’s life or severe health consequences is at risk, then there shouldn’t be an abortion in the third trimester.”

Gabbard’s admission comes at a time when other 2020 hopefuls are pushing for unregulated access to abortion.

As Christian Headlines reported last week, candidate Pete Buttigieg made national news when he claimed on a radio talk show that life begins at a baby’s first breath and that the Bible supports abortion up until the moment of birth.

Also last week, candidate Bernie Sanders said during a CNN town hall meeting on climate change that he supports abortion as a way to slow population growth. He was responding to a question from someone in the audience.

Late last month, Beto O’Rourke reiterated his support for abortion up until the moment of birth when confronted by a woman during a campaign stop at the College of Charleston.

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Source: Christian Headlines