By Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.30.2016:
After telling Chris Matthews on MSNBC that women should be punished for having abortions if it is ever made illegal, Donald Trump released a statement amending that position. It follows:
Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Abortion
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. 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.
This is a major shift withing a period of simply a few hours.
Do we want a president who answers questions one way and on the same day switches positions, as he is often prone to do? Do we want a president who can’t be president without his handlers around to tighten the leash?