Scott Walker is making his extreme 20-week abortion ban even more extreme today by saying he will continue to oppose any exceptions for rape, incest, or life of the mother.
From AP: “Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign a 20-week abortion ban whether or not it includes an exemption for cases of rape or incest… A bill banning abortions after 20 weeks is slated for a joint public hearing Tuesday in the Legislature. It does not include an exemption for rape or incest.”
Walker is a natural fit with the far-right evangelical base – he consistently opposes a woman’s right to choose with no exception. The 20-week bill is being fast-tracked (it was introduced less than a month ago) after Walker met with influential evangelical leaders and is eager to prove he’s their guy. From supporting a ban on common forms of birth control to making drastic cuts to women’s preventative care, Walker has a long and dangerous record to that the Tea Party is sure to love.
PolitiFact: Walker Opposed Abortion Even In The Cases Of Rape, Incest, And Saving The Life Of The Mother. According to PolitiFact, “In the race for governor, Democrat Tom Barrett said his opponent, Republican Scott Walker, “wants to make abortion illegal, even in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother.” Walker acknowledges that is his position. We rate Barrett’s claim True.” [PolitiFact, 10/26/10]
Even more, from our previous coverage of Scott Walker’s extreme anti-woman positions.
Published: Jun 1, 2015