Apparently Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump thinks women should be punished criminally for having abortions if they were made illegal.

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Wednesday said he supports criminal action against women who obtain abortions, staking out his hardest line yet against reproductive freedom. Trump later backtracked on his position, saying he only favored punishment for doctors who performed illegal abortions.

In comments to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews set to air later on Wednesday, Trump reiterated his opposition to abortion rights, advocating for a ban on the procedure.

If abortion were illegal, Trump said, “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who undergo the procedure.

The fact that Donald Trump (and likely most of the Republican Party) want to take us back to the dark days of women dying after back alley abortions is absolutely chilling.

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2 Responses to Donald Trump: “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who obtain abortions illegally

  1. Sue says:

    I don’t know why people find this surprising. We live in a country where women have been arrested for having miscarriages. Just heading toward the logical conclusion here.

  2. KC says:

    First, Trump is not a politician and has not given as much thought to this issue as career politicians where every word is calculated and PC. The important thing is he got it right after reconsidering. When he’s in the White House he’ll have expert advisers explaining these issues in depth. He is pro life and when asked if someone should be punished if abortion was illegal he said yes, which is usually what happens when someone breaks the law. The most important thing about trump is he’s brutally honest and he’s not bought. He’s the only one who can fix the corrupt system of big corporations, special interest and billionaires using lobbyists to bribe politicians to pass or vote down laws that only benefit themselves and not the country.

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