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Should Women be Punished for Having Abortions? ‘Absolutely,’ Arlington Rep. Ron Wright Says in Video

U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Arlington, says on a video released by an abortion rights group that women commit murder if they have an abortion and should "absolutely" be punished.

Reproaction, an abortion rights advocacy group, published a video May 30 asking Wright what he thought of women going to jail for self-managed abortions.

"Of course they should," Wright says after saying he considers that by having an abortion "they committed murder."

Asked if women should be punished in general for getting an abortion, Wright says, "Absolutely."

The video ends with one of his staff members cutting off the conversation.

You can read the reaction from Wright's office and the full story from our media partners at The Dallas Morning News by clicking here.

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