On Wednesday, Donald Trump was quoted as saying he would outlaw all abortions and that women seeking abortions would receive some form of punishment under the law. We do not want anyone to get the impression that this is the pro-life position. Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life, of which we are an affiliate, explains that penalties should be imposed on the abortionist, not the woman:
“The National Right to Life Committee unequivocally opposes the killing of innocent unborn children and works unceasingly to have them protected in law. Unborn children and their mothers are victims in an abortion. In adopting statutes prohibiting the performance of abortions, National Right to Life has long opposed the imposition of penalties on the woman on whom an abortion is attempted or performed. Rather, penalties should be imposed against any abortionist who would take the life of an unborn child in defiance of statutes prohibiting abortions. National Right to Life-backed state and federal legislation, such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, is targeted at stopping abortionists.”
Might Trump have made this statement in reaction to the Wisconsin Right to Life endorsement of Ted Cruz?
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Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!