Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Donald Trump’s Comments About Punishing Women Exercising Their Constitutional Rights.

“Donald Trump’s latest attack on women is completely horrifying. The right for women to control their own bodies was a struggle that took generations and we will not go back – period. Criminalizing or punishing women for making their own medical decisions is ludicrous and only demonstrates the misogynistic world view the American public has come to expect from Donald Trump. Whether it’s victim shaming a reporter, the disgusting sexism he has gleefully flaunted throughout his career or now, by trying to punish women who should have every right to control their own bodies, Donald Trump has shown time and time again that he is strongly anti-women.”