Trump in 1999: ‘I Am Pro-Choice in Every Respect’

‘I am pro-choice in every respect, as far as it goes; I just hate it’

RUSSERT: "Partial-birth abortion — the eliminating of abortion in the third trimester. Big issue in Washington. Would President Trump ban partial-birth abortion?"
TRUMP: "Well, look. I’m very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it, I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I hear people debating the subject. But you still — I just believe in choice. And again, it may be a little bit of a New York background, because there is some different attitude in different parts of the country, and I was raised in New York, grew up and worked and everything else in New York City. But I am strongly for choice, and yet I hate the concept of abortion."
RUSSERT: "But you would not ban it."
TRUMP: "No."
RUSSERT: "Or ban partial-birth abortion."
TRUMP: "No, I would — I would — I am pro-choice in every respect, as far as it goes. I just hate it."

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