Trump Reverses on Abortion Ban, Saying Doctors, Not Women, Would Be Punished

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump walked back his statement that there would “have to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions if the procedure were outlawed in the U.S.

The comment, which immediately riled abortion-rights supporters, came during a week where Trump is fighting to defend himself on women’s issues on multiple fronts ahead of a key primary in Wisconsin, and led him to issue two clarifications on Wednesday afternoon.

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