Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Donald Trump in support of banning abortion for women

Donald Trump
Donald Trump opened up in a new interview that he would support banning abortions, as well as “some form of punishment” for women who undergo the illegal procedure.

The exchange came as MSNBC’s Chris Matthews tried to pin Trump down on his views about abortion in the interview, which is set to air Wednesday. Matthews asked the Republican presidential frontrunner, “How do you ban abortion? How do you actually do it?”

After reiterating his stance of being “pro-life” multiple times, Trump said, “You know you’ll go back to a position like where they had where people perhaps will go to illegal places… But you have to ban it.”

Matthews pressed Trump on what should happen to women who get abortions under a future ban—the candidate has called for making a commitment to reversing the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision a litmus test for appointing justices. “There has to be some form of punishment,” Trump said, but that he has “not determined what the punishment would be.”

Trump did say that the punishment would only apply to the woman. Matthews asked if the man who got the woman pregnant would be legally responsible: “I would say no,” Trump responded.

Republican candidates who oppose abortion rights usually advocate legal repercussions for doctors and medical providers who actually perform abortions but not for women. But Trump, who once described himself as “very pro-choice” and says he has since “evolved” on the issue, was clearly less comfortable under questioning.

Shortly after a segment of the interview was published online, Trump issued a statement saying. “This issue is unclear and should be put back into the states for determination,” he said. “Like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions, which I have outlined numerous times.”

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Source- Time

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