Donald Trump Should Keep His Damn Hands Off Women’s Reproduction Rights!
I can honestly say that never in my lifetime have I ever witnessed any political campaign like that of Donald Trump. Just when there was no way it could get stranger or more outlandish–it does!
Today Donald Trump when pressed to speak more fully about his support for a ban on abortion and what it would mean in practice, said that “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions.
There is no meter in America that registers political outrage. But if there were the needle would not only have hit the red zone but busted through the metal covering of the machine. The fallout from this on both sides of the political aisle will be so large and damaging that there will not be one low-ballot candidate who will desire having Trump as the party nominee.
Women already despise Trump and this latest bizarre remark about women who choose to have an abortion will pound every last nail into his political coffin.
When MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked how Trump would enforce a ban on abortion Trump–well—left reality.
“I am pro-life,” Trump said after a few attempts. Asked how an abortion ban would be put in place, he said, “You go back to a position like they had where they would perhaps go to illegal places. But you have to ban it.”
Finally, Matthews asked Trump, “You’re about to be chief executive of the United States. Do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no?
Trump responded, “The answer is there has to be some form of punishment.”
“Ten days?” Matthews asked. “Ten years?”
Trump replied: “I don’t know,” adding It’s a very complicated position.”
No, in fact it is not complicated.
Just leave your damn hands off of women’s reproductive rights!