Trump: If abortions were banned, women who seek them would face ‘punishment’

March 30, 2016 8:48 PM

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APPLETON, Wis. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is under scrutiny for comments he made Wednesday related to abortion rights, in which he stated that women would have to undergo “some form of punishment” for seeking abortions if they were made illegal.

The remarks came while Trump was being asked by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during a pre-taped town hall about the practical implications of banning abortion nationwide. Matthews specifically pressed Trump on the criminal consequences women would face for seeking abortions if Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Cou...

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