Trump goes full anti-woman

“Donald J. Trump, pressed Wednesday on 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,” as the New York Times is reporting.

“Less than three hours later, Mr. Trump revised himself, issuing a written statement saying that such a ban would criminalize only those performing the procedure, not the women getting abortions. ‘The woman is a victim in this case, as is the life in her womb,’ he said.

“The revision may have set a land-speed record for a recanting of a controversial political pronouncement: Mr. Trump’s suggestion that women should be punished to enforce an abortion ban, which came in an interview on MSNBC, set off an immediate firestorm of bipartisan criticism.

“It was also the latest in a series of episodes that could be highly damaging to Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, in a general election. His approval ratings among women are already low nationally.

“Mr. Trump made the comments in a town-hall-style forum with the MSNBC host Chris Matthews that was prerecorded for broadcast Wednesday night. Mr. Matthews pressed Mr. Trump on his support for criminalizing abortion, asking him how he would enforce such a ban.”

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5 Responses to Trump goes full anti-woman

  1. stevefrisch says:

    From the very enlightened last great western man George Rebane…

    “…….there is nothing “incredible” or a “gift” to society (or mankind) about one more unwanted child that is almost certain to become a resource grabbing disaster for society.”

    “Yes, the woman and her unborn baby become the victims of an abortion, but it is a preventable victimhood to which the woman (save in rape) is a willing party. So the question becomes ‘how should society differentiate between this type of willing victimhood versus other kinds of willing victimhoods such as drug and alcohol addiction where we already hold the ‘victim’ addict accountable. But more fundamentally, why should society – i.e. the rest of us – create an environment in which lust or any other corrosive behavior can be exercised with the gay abandonment of responsibility for the impact it has on society, and the quality of life of its members? Should society have any other recourse save punishing itself for cleaning up after the aberrants?”

    A couple of lessons here: 1) children born to the wrong sort of people are shit, 2) women, if you get pregnant it is because you can’t control your lust, 3) men are never mentioned, I guess they are off the hook, 4) sex is lust, and thus aberrant, and dirty.

    I think someone needs to tell George that one of the best things about “the last great century of man” was the sex.

  2. Annie Fox says:

    On the news this morning initially Trump wanted the women punished but men are absolved. I can’t believe this backward thinking still goes on.

  3. depelton says:

    Glad Trump said this. Now, finally, he’s toast politically.

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