Bill Clinton Says Trump's Comments Show Republicans 'Keep Playing Around' With Issue of Abortion

Bill Clinton commented to ABC News about Trump’s recent remarks on abortion.

ByMATTHEW CLAIBORNE and LISSETTE RODRIGUEZ
March 31, 2016, 3:32 PM

— -- Former President Bill Clinton weighed in today about Donald Trump’s recent remarks on abortion, saying, “I strongly disagree” with the GOP front-runner.

Trump said in a pre-taped town hall with MSNBC that “there has to be some form of punishment,” for woman who had an abortion, if abortion were to be banned. Trump added that the punishment would “have to be determined.”

Clinton took several pauses to gather his thoughts when asked by ABC News, “What are your thoughts on Donald Trump saying that woman should get a punishment for getting an abortion?”

“They keep playing around with the issue and taking the right to choose away from women,” Clinton told ABC News. “Terrible mistake.”

Today was Bill Clinton’s first official New York campaign stop for Hillary Clinton since her Roosevelt Island announcement that she was running for president. He spoke to a group of service industry union employees. The former president has four New York City events today before making campaign swings through Wisconsin and California later this week.

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