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  •  Yes, safe, legal and rare (none)
    has taken on a whole new nuance after this excellent diary. I'd never seen it in the TRAP terms before, and Rare as is betcha-can't-find-a-place-to-get-it-done rare certainly isn't what I had in mind when I've heard the catchphrase.

    My new mantra may be "safe, legal, available and rare."

    Oh well, I wasn't using that civil liberty anyway.

    by think2004 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 at 05:17:31 PM PST

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    •  I agree, in theory (none)
      The problem is, phrases sound better in threes. It's just one of those rhetorical rules. So maybe "safe, legal, and rarely needed" could be the new phrase, but even that isn't so catchy. I think it's fine to keep the phrase "safe, legal, and rare" as long as we make it clear that it means rarely needed, now rare due to restrictions, and work to combat the root causes of unwanted pregnancy.

      Democrats do it better on the Senate floor.

      by sparklegirl on Tue Mar 08, 2005 at 08:24:32 PM PST

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