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Everyone — even pro-lifers — hated Donald Trump's abortion comments

Donald Trump blew up the news cycle on Wednesday by telling Chris Matthews at a town hall that "there has to be some form of punishment" for women who have abortions if the procedure is outlawed.

Trump later reversed course and said that if abortion were illegal, criminal penalties would fall on doctors, not women. That's the mainstream pro-life position, but Trump seemingly wasn't aware of this. Pro-choice advocates, meanwhile, said that this mainstream pro-life position is disingenuous, and that Trump's comments reveal the inevitable real-world consequences of outlawing abortion.

Here's what Twitter had to say about the whole thing.

Many pro-life people were upset by Trump's comments, and said they don't represent the movement

Some said Trump's views show that he's not truly pro-life

Others argued that Trump exposed the reality of pro-life policies, and the underlying logic of the pro-life position

Some pointed out that women are already "punished" for abortion in America

That's actually true, both in America and in countries like El Salvador where abortion is outlawed. One reason why:

And a pro-choice #WontBePunished hashtag took off


Donald Trump put on a master class in victim-blaming