Donald Trump changed his mind after calling for abortion women to be punished just hours after he proposed it.
The Republican hope for president has proposed “some form of punishment” for women who have abortions if they are illegal.
After strong criticism, Donald Trump reiterated the Republican party line that only the person performing the abortion should be punished, not the women.
Donald Trump supports the ban on abortion, with some exceptions.
Abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973 following a landmark Supreme Court ruling.
Only the Supreme Court or a constitutional amendment has the power to overturn Rowe against Wade and make abortion illegal.
Donald Trump’s initial comments, made during an event at City Hall with MSNBC, sparked a wave of criticism.
He later maintained: “In this case, the woman is a victim, as is the life in her womb.
“My position hasn’t changed – like Ronald Reagan, I’m pro-life with exceptions.”
Once a Democrat, Donald Trump has been criticized for supporting abortion rights in the past.
Some anti-abortion groups have criticized Donald Trump’s initial comments as extreme.
“Mr. Today’s comment from Trump is completely incompatible with the movement for life and even more so with women who have chosen such a sad thing as abortion,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Foundation for Education and Defense.
“No pro-life would want to punish a woman who chooses an abortion.”
Democrat leader Hillary Clinton has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump’s position on women.
“Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse.” Terrifying and telling, ” said Hillary Clinton after his last comments.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump’s closest rival in the Republican race, also condemned the tycoon’s comments.
“Once again, Donald Trump has shown that he has not seriously considered the problems and will say everything just to attract attention,” said Ted Cruz.
His spokesman Brian Phillips added on Twitter: “Don’t overdo it: Trump doesn’t understand the position on life because it’s not about life.”
Republican leaders have expressed concern about Donald Trump’s prospects in the general election, as opinion polls show he is extremely unpopular with voters.
Donald Trump has been criticized for neglecting women, including former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and TV presenter Megin Kelly.
His campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was arrested on March 29th on charges of minor assault on a female reporter. Donald Trump fiercely defended Corey Lewandowski.
Anti-abortion activists have traditionally avoided blaming women who have abortions, but focus on those who perform the procedure.
In recent years, conservatives have sought to tighten restrictions on abortion clinics and doctors instead of seeking a firm ban.
Proponents of abortion rights say the measures are aimed at restricting women’s access to abortion.
The new laws are especially widespread in the conservative southern states.