As Twitchy told you, Donald Trump landed himself in hot water today — on both sides of the aisle — when he said that if abortion were illegal, “there has to be some form of punishment” for a woman who gets an abortion. For many pro-lifers, that flies in the face of what the pro-life movement is about. For them, it’s not about punishing women, but about helping them and promoting the sanctity of life:

And as Twitchy told you, facing the backlash, Trump backpedaled sharply, saying that the abortion practitioner — not the woman — “would be held legally responsible” if abortion were banned.

Well, anyway, Ted Cruz took notice of Trump’s flailing recklessness and issued a statement of his own:

His campaign chair Chad Sweet also addressed Trump’s remarks on CNN:



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