On Wednesday a tape was aired in which Donald Trump said during a town hall that abortion should be banned and a woman who obtains an abortion punished, according to a Daily Caller account of Trump’s many stances on this issue.
Within hours his campaign issued a statement walking back his statement.
He said the doctor performing the abortion should be punished. “The doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman,” Trump’s statement said. “The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb.”
Here is what he said in a 1999 interview: