In last night’s debate, Donald Trump blatantly lied about access to abortion and about Hillary Clinton’s position –– repeating a widely debunked claim peddled by Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, and now Donald Trump. Today, everyone is calling him out for his lie.
Statement from Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
“Not only did Americans hear Donald Trump clearly indicate he would work to overturn Roe, he also showed he has absolutely no understanding of women's experiences whatsoever. His statement on abortion was not based on medical fact or in reality – it was fabricated in the same lies and dishonesty we've seen throughout his campaign. No politician should be able to dictate personal decisions for women and families, certainly not one like Donald Trump who has bragged about sexually assaulting women. This is not a man who has the temperament to be president.”
Fact-checking Donald Trump’s false statements on abortion:
“It’s a mischaracterization of Clinton’s position, it’s a mischaracterization about what abortion looks like in the United States, and it’s a mischaracterization of how obstetricians treat late-term patients.”
“That doesn’t really happen.”
“The factually-incorrect statement was a response to host Chris Wallace’s question about late term abortions.”
“That is not at all likely.”
"According to Trump, his rival supports all abortion, even on "the final day" of pregnancy. PolitiFact's analysis of Clinton's remarks on the topic don't support that claim."
"What Trump described during the debate not only does not reflect the reality of what late-term abortion actually is, but it also fails to recognize the unimaginably difficult and painful emotional realities of the families who find themselves making the choice to have this procedure based on what they and their physicians decide is best for them and their families."
"To be clear: This is not a thing that happens."