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Democrats Scrambling To Message On Abortion Urge Each Other To Stop Saying ‘Choice,’ Discussing Coat Hangers

Democrats scrambling to address the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade are urging one another to stop using the word “choice” or references to coat hangers in their messaging.

Messaging materials sent from the Pro-Choice Caucus to House Democrats on Roe v. Wade list language deemed “harmful” in abortion messaging, Politico reported. The caucus is led by Colorado Rep. Dianna DeGette and California Rep. Barbara Lee.

Rather than saying “choice,” the messaging suggests Democrats say, “decision.” Rather than using the phrasing “reduce abortion” or “safe legal and rare,” use “safe, legal, and accessible,” the messaging says.

Say “unexpected pregnancy” rather than “unwanted pregnancy,” the messaging guide suggests, and rather than citing “conscience clause” or “conscience protections,” apparently when referring to Americans who object to performing or providing abortions for religious reasons, Democrats were instructed to say “refusal of care” or “denial of care.”

NEW: The Pro Choice Caucus has just sent out messaging materials

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