Is Donald Trump going back on what he originally said at a Townhall with Chris Matthews? He released a statement on his web site that seems to be walking back his original comments. Check this out…
Donald Trump quickly walked back comments on Wednesday afternoon in which he had said he favored ‘some form of punishment’ for American women who terminate their pregnancies through abortion.
The billionaire Republican front-runner made that declaration during a noontime town hall TV taping in Wisconsin. Less than four hours later, however, he insisted that he would only hope to see abortion-clinic doctors and other medical personnel prosecuted.
‘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,’ Trump said in a statement to the press.
‘The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed.’
But hours earlier, when MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews asked him if he would advocate for legal penalties ‘for the woman’ who chooses an abortion, Trump had answered: ‘Yes.’
That comment came during a pre-taped town hall broadcast that wasn’t scheduled to air until hours after Trump’s about-face nullified it.
Read more: Daily Mail
Here was the official statement that was released by Trump: