The Hill reports:
Donald Trump sparked a firestorm on Wednesday after saying that women should be punished for getting illegal abortions. “There has to be some form of punishment,” Trump told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during a combative interview. Matthews asked Trump whether he would 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. “For the woman?” Matthews responded. “Yeah, there has to be some form,” Trump said. The GOP front-runner didn’t offer specifics, saying only that the punishment would “have to be determined.”