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  • Trump Says 'We Have to Ban' Abortion, Wants 'Some Form of Punishment' If Women Get Illegal Abortions

    Acknowledges Ban Would Lead to Back-Alley Abortions 

    Donald Trump says he is pro-life, and America must ban abortion, despite a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that women have a constitutional right to choose. The GOP frontrunner went even further, calling for some form of punishment for women who get illegal abortions. He even acknowledged banning abortion will send women to get back-alley abortions, which would lead to more deaths.

    “Should abortion be punished?," Chris Matthews asked Trump today. “This is not something you can dodge,” the MSNBC host said to the GOP frontrunner at a town hall event that was taped and will air Wednesday night.

    “Look, people in certain parts of the Republican Party, conservative Republicans, would say, ‘Yes, it should,’” Trump said, according to Bloomberg News, who was first to report it.

    “How about you?” Matthews asked.

    “I would say it’s a very serious problem and it’s a problem we have to decide on. Are you going to send them to jail?” Trump said.

    “I’m asking you,” Matthews said.

    “I am pro-life,” Trump said. Asked how a ban would actually work, Trump said, “Well, you go back to a position like they had where they would perhaps go to illegal places but we have to ban it,” Trump said.

    Matthews then pressed Trump on whether he believes there should be punishment for abortion if it were illegal

    “There has to be some form of punishment,” Trump said. “For the woman?” Matthews asked. “Yeah,” Trump said, nodding.

    Trump said the punishment would “have to be determined.”

     

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    • commented 2016-04-01 16:07:47 -0400
      @bishop, I understand and agree. tRump scares me, and that’s exactly the reason why. When a man, such as tRump, who refuses to say he won’t use nuclear weapons could possibly end our world the way we know it today. As psychotic as he is, I have no doubt that he would use nuclear arms against another nation simply because they won’t do what he says.

    • commented 2016-03-31 16:23:00 -0400
      The amazing part is that this comment overshadowed his refusal to say he wouldn’t rule out using nuclear weapons in Europe.

    • commented 2016-03-30 17:14:14 -0400
      This is a very dangerous person. I just wish that his supporters would see how vile he really is. He has a “challenged” mentality, one of a 5th grader. “Well, he started it.” isn’t a response a presidential candidate should make, it isn’t a response of a rational adult. tRump will get us into WWIII if he gets into office. Mark my words, he will bring an end to our mother earth.

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