Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who had abortions should face “some form of punishment” if Republicans were successful in banning the practice.
During a town hall event that set to air on MSNBC Wednesday night, host Chris Matthews insisted that Trump could not dodge the question of how to enforce an abortion ban.
“Look, people in certain parts of the Republican Party, conservative Republicans, would say, ‘Yes, it should,’” Trump replied. “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?”
“There has to be some form of punishment,” he said.
“For the woman?” Matthews pressed.
“Yeah,” Trump replied, adding that the punishment would “have to be determined.”
You know I think that Matthews gets a lot of well deserved criticism, but damn sometimes he is exactly the right kind of interviewer to the truth out of these politicians.
Here was how Hillary responded.
So I guess under a Trump presidency things like women's rights, and settled Supreme Court cases simply would not matter.
Just when you thought it couldn't get worse. Horrific and telling. -H https://t.co/Qi8TutsOw9— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 30, 2016
Good to know.