Trump Reinstitutes Global Gag Rule, Punishing Women Overseas By Crippling Family Planning Services

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Trump Reinstitutes Global Gag Rule, Punishing Women Overseas By Crippling Family Planning Services

By Brian Tashman | January 23, 2017

In a particularly appalling moment in his appalling presidential campaign, Donald Trump said that women who have an abortion should, once the procedure is outlawed, face “some form of punishment.” Trump later attempted to backtrack on his comments, then denied having backtracked, then bragged about all the compliments he supposedly received for his original statement.

Trump eventually came around to the position—after briefly saying he wanted to leave abortion laws the way they are— that while he supports criminal punishments for abortion providers he would not want to impose them on women who obtain the procedure. Once abortion is recriminalized in America, Trump said, women who want an abortion “would perhaps go to illegal places.”

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Source, Right Wing Watch: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/trump-reinstitutes-global-gag-rule-punishing-women-overseas-by-crippling-family-planning-services/