Trump walks back statement saying women should be punished for abortions
Donald Trump now says doctors should be punished, not women and has issued this statement, which contradicts what he said in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews:
If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed – like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions.