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.