According to USA Today:
Donald Trump drew a wave of immediate rebukes from abortion rights advocates and opponents Wednesday after saying that women should face “some form” of punishment for abortion should the procedure be made illegal in the U.S.
Trump later issued a statement clarifying his position, saying that, if abortion is banned, “the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman.”
But that was after his earlier comments sparked widespread outrage, bringing about what is rarely seen in American politics: advocates on both sides of a hot-button issue vehemently denouncing the same remarks.
“Mr. Trump’s comment today is completely out of touch with the pro-life movement and even more with women who have chosen such a sad thing as abortion,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “No pro-lifer would ever want to punish a woman who has chosen abortion. This is against the very nature of what we are about. We invite a woman who has gone down this route to consider paths to healing, not punishment.”