Trump: If I’m Elected President I’ll Try To Bring Back Coat Hanger Abortions

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire was ground zero for some anti-choice action today. An audience member said that he was concerned about the civil decay of society, something Donald Trump should know a lot about.  The audience member said he saw the decline of society occur with Roe v. Wade and that it has continued well into last week when Robert Lewis Dear shot up Planned Parenthood and said “no more baby parts” as he was arrested.

So what’s Trump’s solution? He would defund Planned Parenthood for sure and he said he would need a lot of Supreme Court justices, but it’s definitely something he’s looking into.

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So, Trump is open to the possibility of coat hanger abortions becoming common again? Sure sounds like it.

The man in the audience seemed to be confused that Roe v. Wade was a piece of legislation that he wanted to “get rid of” rather than a court case that takes a majority of justices willing to overturn the law. Trump is right, it would take a hell of a lot of Justices to croak for this to happen.

The major point that Trump should be aware of is that America doesn’t stand with him on this issue. A September poll from Bloomberg politics revealed “by a margin of 67 percent to 29 percent, those surveyed said the court was right to rule that women have a constitutional right to abortion.”

Trump has made plenty of controversial comments during his presidential run and this time is no different. Recently he said that climate change hasn’t been fueled by humans even though 53 percent of Americans disagree. Then there are the numerous racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic statements.

Although he has the support of the GOP’s bottom feeding base, it doesn’t seem very likely that he will win over the intelligent Americans he needs to win the White House.


Feature image via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

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