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posted Friday, April 1, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 14
Trump: 'Women who get abortions should be punished'
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Trump: 'Women who get abortions should be punished'

by Victor Hawthorne - SGN Staff Writer

Just when we thought Donald Trump could not possibly offend women any more, he surprises us all and takes it to a whole different level.

On Wednesday, perhaps to end Women's History Month with a bang, he managed to spew out one of his most outrageous comments about women to date. Appearing at a town-hall style forum with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, Trump proclaimed that 'There has to be some form of punishment' for women who get abortions, after reaffirming his belief that the practice needs to be banned.

In case you have not been paying attention, Donald Trump has been childishly feuding with Ted Cruz over Cruz's wife's appearance and fanning the flames over the man's alleged affairs with multiple women.

Last Wednesday Trump bizarrely tweeted that the Texas senator should 'be careful' or he would 'spill the beans' about Cruz's wife and then later the same day tweeted a split-screen meme that juxtaposed a photo of Mrs. Cruz beside a glamour shot of his own wife, adding the quote 'A picture is worth a thousand words.'

Hours after claiming women should be punished for having an abortion, Trump uncharacteristically recanted his earlier remarks, saying if abortion were made illegal, '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,' he continued.

Trump's Republican rivals wasted no time in distancing themselves from Trump and his insulting comments. Gov. John Kasich of Ohio said, 'Of course women shouldn't be punished,' while Cruz's campaign stressed that attention should be focused on abortion providers, not women who receive them.

On the civil and mature side of the political spectrum, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders issued statements condemning Trump's remarks. Clinton personally responded on Twitter, 'Just when you thought it couldn't get worse. Horrific and telling,' while Sanders called it 'shameful' and 'beyond comprehension.'

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, sought to tie Mr. Trump to the rest of his party, saying 'All three Republicans would drag the country back to the days when women were forced to seek illegal procedures from unlicensed providers out of sheer desperation.'

A recent New York Times analysis of more than 700,000 Google searches across the country confirms Wasserman Schultz's fears, clearly showing a direct correlation between states with harsh abortion restrictions and online searches on how to perform abortions at home.

The Food and Drug Administration, also this Wednesday, relaxed the guidelines for taking a pill that induces abortion, allowing women to use the drug further into pregnancy and with fewer visits to the doctor.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists praised the move, saying in a statement that it was 'pleased that the updated FDA approved regimen for Mifepristone reflects the current available scientific evidence and best practices.'

It is not clear how Trump's latest assault on women will play out in the upcoming Republican primary contests. After all, the lunatic has made similarly offensive and outrageous remarks about Mexicans and Muslims and still managed to win several more state contests. In the same MSNBC town hall where he made the abortion comments, Trump refused to rule out the potential use of nuclear weapons in Europe or the Middle East to combat Islamic State militants and declared NATO obsolete in a recent interview.

Recent polls, however, may be signaling Trumps decline. A poll in Wisconsin now shows Cruz ahead of Trump by 10 percentage points, up from a one percent advantage Cruz had over Trump just a week ago.

Even more damning, Trump's image among women has been dramatically deteriorating over the course of the last few months. Overall, 73% of female voters in a mid-March CNN/ORC poll said they had a negative view of Trump, up from 67 percent in late February and 59 percent in December.

While his recent abortion remarks may appear politically motivated, they stem entirely from Trump's personal view of women being second-class citizens. Trump has made it abundantly clear that he sees women as objects, as was demonstrated by last week's objectification of his own wife and Heidi Cruz. To Trump, telling women what to do with their bodies and punishing them for having an abortion is only a natural extension of his superiority as a man.

There is a disconnect between how society views women and how The Donald views women, and Trump does not seem to get it. Why else would he attempt to alienate half of the voting population over and over again?

While it is remarkable that even some women support Donald Trump, his most recent remarks are sure to continue to erode and perhaps even decimate any support that he enjoys. Across the country and across the political spectrum, more women are realizing that a Trump presidency intends to send women back into the 20th century.

Women across the country are sending him the opposite message.

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