Donald Trump has been the subject of 100s of news stories this past week on the issue of abortion. He’s been dogged from both pro-life and pro-abortion advocates on his answer on whether women should potentially be punished for abortions when the day comes that they’re illegal. And in the last 24 hours he’s faced criticism from pro-life voters for saying that Roe v. Wade and pro-abortion laws are here to stay.
So when a reporter for the New York Times asked him about the issue of abortion, she took a different approach — wanting to know if Trump, during his infamous time as a bachelor in New York City, had ever been involved with a woman who had an abortion. Here is his response:
Given his draconian comment, sending women back to back alleys, I had to ask: When he was a swinging bachelor in Manhattan, was he ever involved with anyone who had an abortion?
“Such an interesting question,” he said. “So what’s your next question?”
Trump’s declining to answer the question comes after a woman who had an affair with Bill Clinton says Hillary Clinton has had multiple abortions.
A woman who reportedly had a months-long affair with pro-abortion former President Bill Clinton back in 1983 says Hillary Clinton had multiple abortions and the couple decided to have Chelsea Clinton simply because of political calculations.
Sally had a three-month affair with then Gov. Bill Clinton in 1983 and recently conducted an interview in which she make the startling claim about Hillary, who is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for president. She says Bill Clinton told her about the abortions during numerous conversations.
Getting back to the question of whether or not women should be punished for having a potentially illegal abortion, Trump said the question doesn’t have anything to do with real life. He told the New York Times today:
“This was not real life,” he told me. “This was a hypothetical, so I thought of it in terms of a hypothetical. So that’s where that answer came from, hypothetically.”
But this is actually real life. Laws are on the books right now to ban abortions — in real life and not in a hypothetical. And they do not punish women.
As Clarke Forsythe, a pro-life attorney with Americans United for Life, has pointed out in an extensively researched article, the laws banning abortions prior to Roe v. Wade did not subject women to punishment but focused on prosecuting abortion practitioners who killed unborn babies in abortions.
But what often gets forgotten in this hypothetical debate is that it’s not just a hypothetical debate. There are current laws that are banning abortions in the United States right now. Take, for example, the federal partial-birth abortion ban that Congress approved and the Supreme Court eventually upheld in the Gonzalez decision. As LifeNews has documented, it does not punish women.