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Laredo, March 31, 2016 | comments

Local reactions on Trump's abortion statement (video link below)

Front runner for the Republican presidential nomination Donald Trump making headlines again at a town hall meeting, after stating his support for the punishment of women who have abortions.

We spoke to students at TAMIU about what they felt upon hearing Donald Trump’s comments regarding punishing women who have abortions.

That's what TAMIU students had to say about Trump following his statement from a town hall meeting hosted by MSNBC's Chris Matthews which went like this.

"Do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principle?", asked Matthews.

"The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment", said Trump.
"For the woman?” asked Matthews.
"Yes, there has to be some form", said Trump.

Just one of several controversial statements attributed to the republican candidate.

"I think that's really unfair, what do other people have to say about her decisions", said Natalia Gomez.

"I just think that those comments represent a small population of the world that are very extreme conservative", said Albert Solis.

Despite party affiliation or associating themselves as either pro-choice or pro-life, students were pretty clear about their disdain for trump's stance.

"I mean, I'm not for abortions, but I don't think that a person should be punished for their views and what they think they want to do", said Jennifer Ann Garza.

Even congressman Henry Cuellar says trump's statements are out of place.

"When you talk about punishment talking about if somebody has an abortion whether you believe in it or not but to say you're going to put somebody in jail is just beyond what should be carried on this civil discourse", said Cuellar.

"D" is a mother of three. 
She had abortion at an earlier age and says she disagrees with Trump.

"It's your personal decision, everyone's going to have their opinions and their judgments, but at the end of the day it's on you and as long as you're at peace with the decision you make whether to have the abortion or not, that's all that matters", said D.

Several of Trump's political opponents have already used this as an opportunity to further cast doubt on trump's ability to act as president.

Front runner for the Republican presidential nomination Donald Trump making headlines again at a town hall meeting after stating his support for the punishment of women who have abortions.

We spoke to students at TAMIU about what they felt upon hearing Donald Trump’s comments regarding punishing women who have abortions.

Despite party affiliation or associating themselves as either pro-choice or pro-life, students were pretty clear about what they thought about the republican candidate.

"Trump is out of his mind that is the first that I could say. A person should not be punished for choosing to go with abortion", said Berenice Ramos.

"I don't think it's representative of the Laredo community, the Hispanic community, the young generation. I just think that those comments represent a small population of the world that are very extreme conservative", said Albert Solis.

Several of Trump's political opponents have used this as an opportunity to further cast doubt on trump's ability to act as president.

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