How Does Donald Trump Really Feel About Punishment For Abortions?

Isabella Ohlmeyer
Donald Trump shows mixed views on punishing women for abortions and now believes that their punishment should not be sending them to prison.

Donald Trump speaking at a podium

Donald Trump’s flip-flop views on what the punishment should be for women who get abortions confuses the public.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews interviewed Trump in March and asked him if his pro-life views required punishment for women.

Trump replied that women who get abortion should get “some form of punishment.”

However, in a recent interview with New York Times magazine, Trump covered his tracks in an attempt to erase the comment he made by stating, “I didn’t mean punishment for women like prison. I’m saying women punish themselves. I didn’t want people to think in terms of ‘prison’ punishment. And because of that I walked it back.”

Trump has a long history of demeaning comments regarding women and the list is growing.

Last year, Trump spoke about former Republican presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina in stating, "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she's a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"

In August 2015, Trump stated to CNN’s Don Lemon after a Republican debate that in regards to moderator Megyn Kelly, "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes," Trump told CNN's Don Lemon on Friday night. "Blood coming out of her wherever."                        

Donald Trump needs to stand by his original stance and also realize that banning abortion in the future doesn’t solve any problems—it creates a hostile environment for women.  

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