Presidential candidate Donald Trump made headlines Wednesday when he made comments about women getting abortions, if they were to become illegal he feels that women should face some form of punishment. Since his comments were made Trump has received backlash from antiabortion and abortion groups alike.
The front-runner for the Republican party said during a townhall meeting, which was hosted by MSNBC where Trump feels that women who seek illegal abortions should face criminal punishment. Moderator Chris Matthews pressed Trump on his views of abortions.
“This is not something you can dodge. If you say abortion is a crime or abortion is murder, you have to deal with it under the law. Should abortion be punished?” Matthews said.
Planned Parenthood released this statement about Trumps remarks on the issue
“The last person women need to police their health-care decisions is someone who sees them not as people, but as ‘fat pigs,’ ‘bimbos’ and ‘disgusting animals,” said Emily’s List Communications Director Marcy Stech. “Republicans are about to nominate a truly dangerous man to lead their fight to restrict women’s access to abortion.”
“Donald Trump is flat-out dangerous. Women’s lives are not disposable,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “There’s nothing else to say, as Donald Trump’s remarks today have said it all.”