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Trump Attempts to Walk Back Abortion Comments

Donald Trump has once again given voice to an unspoken part of typical Republican rhetoric, this time about abortion. However, after making controversial remarks, he walked those comments back almost immediately through campaign staff.

“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 the afternoon statement.”

“The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed — like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions.”

The Hill reports:

The statement directly contradicts comments he made earlier Wednesday, during a town hall interview airing tonight with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

Matthews was pressing the former reality television star on what a nationwide ban on abortion would look like.

“The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment,” Trump said.

“For the woman?” Matthews asked.

“Yeah, there has to be some form,” Trump responded.

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