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Sanders: Trump’s Abortion Comments ‘Shameful’

Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tweeted out his disgust at Donald Trump’s comments about abortion.

Sen. Sanders said that the comments suggesting women being criminally punished for getting an abortion after he “banned’ it (despite such a measure being impossible without a constitutional amendment) were “shameful.”

“Your Republican frontrunner, ladies and gentlemen. Shameful,” he tweeted, including a link to Trump’s comments from a reporter.

The Hill reports:

Trump said Wednesday that if abortions were illegal, there would need to be a punishment for women who have them.
 
In an MSNBC taped town hall interview airing later Wednesday, host Chris Matthews asked Trump whether abortions should be illegal.
 
“Look, people in certain parts of the Republican Party, conservative Republicans, would say, ‘Yes, it should,’ ” Trump said.
 
Pressed further, Trump added: “Well, you go back to a position like they had where they would perhaps go to illegal places, but we have to ban it.”
 
Trump said that “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who get abortions illegally.
 
He didn’t give a specific punishment, instead saying it would “have to be determined.”

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