Sanders: Trump's abortion comments 'shameful'
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Schumer: Administration 'must move heaven and earth' to implement new unemployment benefits Biden associates reach out to Holder about VP search MORE on Wednesday slammed Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE for his comments on abortion, calling them "shameful."

"Your Republican frontrunner, ladies and gentlemen. Shameful," the Vermont senator tweeted Wednesday, sharing a tweet about Trump's comments.

Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' MORE also slammed Trump, saying his comments were "horrific and telling."

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Trump said Wednesday that if abortions were illegal, there would need to be a punishment for women who have them.
 
In an MSNBC taped town hall interview airing later Wednesday, host Chris Matthews asked Trump whether abortions should be illegal.
 
“Look, people in certain parts of the Republican Party, conservative Republicans, would say, ‘Yes, it should,’ ” Trump said.
 
Pressed further, Trump added: “Well, you go back to a position like they had where they would perhaps go to illegal places, but we have to ban it."
 
Trump said that "there has to be some form of punishment" for women who get abortions illegally.
 
He didn't give a specific punishment, instead saying it would "have to be determined."