Donald Trump Thinks Women Who Undergo an Abortion Should Be Punished

Donald Trump Thinks Women Who Undergo an Abortion Should Be Punished

When a Wisconsin teen Tanya Niemi attended an MSNBC town hall, she had no intention of putting the brakes on Donald Trump’s momentum, but that’s exactly what she did.

The Green Bay teen asked the GOP front runner the following question:

“What is your stance on women’s rights and their right to choose and their own reproductive health?”

to which Trump replied:

“Ok well look, as you know I’m pro life, with exceptions, the three exceptions but pretty much that’s my stance.”

That’s not all he said, however. Trump continued, saying that he believes that, if abortion is outlawed, “there has to be some form of punishment” for the women who undergo an abortion.

Trump later retracted his statement after receiving a great amount of outcry from the media, the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, and even anti-abortion groups. These anti-abortion groups stand firm that the doctors should be punished, not the women who receive them. “Let us be clear; punishment is solely for the abortionist who profits off of the destruction of one life and the grave wounding of another,” says the president of the Susan B Anthony List, an anti-abortion group.

In a tweet, Clinton referred to Trump’s statements as “horrific and telling.”

Ted Cruz, Trump’s opponent, dismissed his comments as a cry for attention. He followed up by saying “we shouldn’t be talking about punishing women; we should affirm their dignity and the incredible gift they have to bring life into the world.”

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