Donald Trump, Abortion Foe, Eyes ‘Punishment’ for Women, Then Recants

Maggie Haberman, New York Times – March 30, 2016

Donald J. Trump, pressed Wednesday on his support for a ban on abortion and what it would mean in practice, said that “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions. Less than three hours later, Mr. Trump revised himself, issuing a written statement saying that such a ban would criminalize only those performing the procedure, not the women getting abortions. “The woman is a victim in this case, as is the life in her womb,” he said.

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