COLUMBUS—U.S. Senator Rob Portman is condemning Donald Trump for comments he made on Wednesday suggesting women who have abortions should be punished if abortion becomes legal, conveniently failing to mention his own record on the issue.
Director of Public Affairs of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio Amelia Hayes gave the following statement in response:
“Sen. Portman has repeatedly voted in favor of legislation that punishes women seeking abortions by stripping them of the right to make their own medical decisions. There should be no confusion: When it comes to reproductive health, Sen. Portman is as extreme as Donald Trump. What he is doing is exactly what one would expect from a Republican who frequently presents himself as a ‘moderate’ – hiding behind inflammatory comments to make himself seem less objectionable. Rob Portman, and his Republican colleagues, which include Donald Trump, are the exact opposite of moderate and reasonable when it comes to reproductive health—and his voting record proves it.”