The Liberal in Donald Trump is making himself known again. Once a Democrat, the newly crowned Republican presidential candidate answered a question on “The Dr. Oz Show,” with an answer that is sure to upset many Abortion-hating Republicans.
According to the Republicans’ nominee for president, women seeking abortions should get the procedure with ease, not jumping through hoops like having to get a prescription from their doctors.
“I would say it should not be prescription,” he told the audience, adding that many women “just aren’t in a position to go get a prescription.”
The GOP’s 2016 platform says it opposes the FDA’s “endorsement of over-the-counter sales of powerful contraceptives without a physician’s recommendation.”
The comment comes days after Trump unveiled a plan aimed at making childcare more affordable for women and as he works to boost his poll numbers with women. Polls show women favoring Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, though Trump does better than her with men.
Trump has sometimes stumbled when it comes to reproductive health issues.
During the Republican primary, he was criticized for saying that, if it the abortion were to be outlawed, women should be punished for having them. He later said that providers, not women, should be the ones who face penalties.