By Heather Clark - Posted at Christian News Network:
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says that abortion-minded mothers shouldn’t be charged for killing their unborn children in response to comments from Donald Trump that they should face “some form of punishment”—a remark Trump later recanted.
Trump had been interviewed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during a town hall event on Wednesday.
“Do you believe in punishment for abortion—yes or no—as a principle?” Matthews inquired.
“The answer is there has to be some form of punishment,” Trump replied.
“For the woman?” Matthews asked.
“Yeah, there has to be some form,” Trump stated.
“Ten cents, 10 years, what?” Matthews inquired in seeking to obtain specifics.
“That I don’t know,” Trump said.
Following Trump’s remarks, Ted Cruz released a statement excoriating Trump over the idea that mothers should face any type of criminal charges for killing their unborn children.