Donald Trump on ‘Meet The Press’: Abortion OK If Mother “Close To Death”

Re-blog from Deadline Hollywood.


UPDATED: Donald Trump, in an exclusive sit-down interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, said he  has “evolved” from a pro-choice businessman to an anti-abortion Republican presidential candidate. Trump said he favored abortion rights in cases of rape, incest and the health of the mother “if the mother is close to death.”

“I’m talking about death,” he reiterated when Todd asked him about the health of the mother. “If the mother will die and we’re going to know that. The problem with [saying health] is, what, you have a cold and you’re having an abortion?”

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 11.17.36 AMTrump said he would not fund Planned Parenthood if it continued to provide abortion services. “It has to stop with the abortions,” he said, while insisting, “Women’s health issues to me are very important. I cherish women. My mother was this incredible woman. I have great children. I have a great wife. I have…

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