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Contraceptive Mandate

Contraceptive Mandate

Credit: Gage Skidmore - https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/16652895246

Trump has not made any statements specifically regarding the Supreme Court sending the contraception case back to a lower court, refusing to render a judgement with the incomplete bench. Although he has not made direct statements concerning the case, Trump has made some controversial comments regarding women's health, specifically abortion


“You go back to a position like they had where [women] would perhaps go to illegal places,” Mr. Trump said, after initially deflecting questions. “But you have to ban it.”

He added, after a bit more prodding, “There has to be some form of punishment.”[1]

However, those comments were met with backlash from both his opponents and members of his own party. In an effort to spin his statements back into line with the party platform, Trump held a town hall meeting and clarified his position:

"If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman," Trump said. "The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed -- like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions."[1]