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Trump drawing criticism after saying women who get abortions should be punished

Donald Trump is drawing criticism following his controversial abortion remarks.

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Donald Trump is drawing criticism following his controversial abortion remarks.

On Wednesday, the GOP frontrunner asserted that women who have abortions should be punished if abortion were to become illegal, remarks he later recanted, saying it's doctors who would be held accountable.

Donald Trump's turnaround did little to calm the firestorm that erupted moments after he said this: "The answer is - there has to be some form of punishment. Yes, there has to be some form."

The anti-abortion rights group March for Life quickly panned Trump as being out-of-step with the movement.

Trump's rival Ted Cruz shared similar views.

"That comment was wrong. It's the latest demonstration of how little Donald has thought about the serious issues facing this country," said Ted Cruz.

Trump's latest controversy is putting him further at odds with the GOP establishment and women voters who prefer democrat Hillary Clinton over Trump.

Clinton is now asking rival Bernie Sanders to back her in becoming the party nominee.

"I'm ahead. I'm ahead by a significant number. I believe I'm going to continue to add to that number," said Clinton.

Sanders is counting on a win in Wisconsin's primary next week to stop Clinton's momentum.

Polls show Clinton currently trailing the Vermont senator in the state by four points.

Sanders campaigns in both Pennsylvania and New York Thursday, which hold crucial primaries next month.



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