As an advocate of abortion - or a woman's right to decide what she wants to do with her body - remembering what happened to women before abortions became legal - I am strongly opposed not only to the Republicans stand on this issue but to Donald Trump's comments yesterday. Trump said that women who seek abortions should be subject to some form of punishment if the procedure is banned in the U.S. He later recanted. The candidate's emergence as the likely Republican nominee is causing corporations to reconsider their roles at the national convention in Cleveland in July. I think Trump overstepped on this issue and was immediately reprimanded by those guiding his campaign or perhaps his own wife and children. At the same time the Food and Drug Administration is easing U.S. guidelines for a medication that induces abortion, a victory for abortion rights campaigners that will most likely expand access to the procedure.
Donald Trump's 3 positions on abortion in 3 hours CNN - March 31, 2016
Donald Trump sought to clarify, walk back, then seemingly reverse his position on punishing women who seek abortion procedures -- should they be legally banned -- over the course of a few hours Wednesday. Here's what he said about it in just one day. The GOP presidential front-runner's mad scramble began a little after he told MSNBC's Chris Matthews that abortion, if outlawed, should carry "some form of punishment."
Will Trump's abortion as well as nuclear comments derail his campaign? I wish there was somebody running for president who could take down the establishment with style and integrity in the best interest of Americans. Sadly, that is not the case. '