Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Terrible for Women

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Terrible for Women

Article excerpt

The Republican candidates for president are clueless regarding what constitutes "punishment" of women. Donald Trump set off a political firestorm when he stated (and later retracted) that if abortion is outlawed any woman getting an abortion should be punished. Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich denounced Mr. Trump's remarks. Sen. Cruz and Gov. Kasich favor the outlawing of abortion (with very limited exceptions) but denounce the "punishment" of women who obtain them illegally.

In February, Mr. Kasich left the campaign trail to sign a bill intended to block Planned Parenthood from receiving funding for services it provides in health clinics around the state of Ohio. This would eliminate care for expectant mothers and newborns, and thousands will be without vital sexually transmitted disease testing and HIV testing. …

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