MSNBC pre-taped the Donald Trump portion of tonight’s town hall. In it, Chris Matthews pressed Trump on his stance on abortion. Trump said the laws should be changed and then we’ll have to look at how we’d punish women for having abortions. Ana Kasparian, Sam Schacher (Pop Trigger), and Kenny Hamilton, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Donald Trump sparked a firestorm on Wednesday when he said women should be punished for getting illegal abortions.
“There has to be some form of punishment,” the GOP presidential front-runner told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during a combative interview.
Matthews had asked Trump whether he would seek to ban abortion and how he would enforce such a policy.
“The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment,” Trump said in the interview taped for a town hall forum airing later Wednesday.
Asked what a ban on abortion would entail, Trump said: “Well you know you’ll go back to a position like they had, where people will perhaps go to illegal places, but you have to ban it.