Maya Angelou said: “When people show you who they are, believe them.” Donald J. Trump can try to walk back his words, but we heard him loud and clear. Even by his impossibly low standards, Trump’s suggestion that women be punished for seeking abortion is abhorrent. The fact is, Trump isn’t that different from every other Republican candidate who would also outlaw abortion.
Remember: If you make abortion a crime, you make women who seek abortions criminals. You put one in three women at risk. Women, especially low-income women and women of color, are already being punished by GOP-led efforts to stigmatize and restrict health care. Every woman—regardless of income or zip code—deserves access to health care. If you don’t get that, you have no business being president.
At this point, Donald Trump has insulted the vast majority of Americans. The good news is, there’s something we can all do about it: Vote. hrc.io/vote