February 23, 2015 10:30 am -

[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]Scott Walker is doing everything he can to pander to the far right.

…Walker met privately with Iowa Republicans in a hotel conference room last month, according to a person who attended the meeting. There, he highlighted his early support for a “personhood amendment,” which defines life as beginning at conception and would effectively prohibit all abortions and some methods of birth control…

The shift in emphasis and tone is noticeable not only on abortion, but also on same-sex marriage, another issue of intense interest to social conservatives.

A few weeks before the November election, in an interview with The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the governor sidestepped questions about his earlier opposition to abortion, and declined four times to answer directly when asked if abortion should be prohibited after 20 weeks — a position he had previously embraced. He also declined to restate his earlier opposition to abortion in cases of rape and incest.

But in a breakout speech in Iowa on Jan. 24, he drew loud applause from the crowd of conservative activists when he declared that he had passed “pro-life legislation” in Wisconsin and “defunded Planned Parenthood.”

“It was strikingly a different portrayal of abortion than the way he portrayed it in the fall election here,” said Charles Franklin, the director of the Marquette Law School Poll, who closely follows Mr. Walker. “He has consistently played down the importance of abortion in Wisconsin as an issue.”

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

22 responses to Walker Hardens Anti-Abortion Stance With Support Of Personhood Amendment

  1. Foundryman February 23rd, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Can’t wait to hear his stance on rape and incest pregnancies. maybe he’ll just ‘shut that whole thing down’….

    • tiredoftea February 23rd, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Women’s bodies are clever that way.

      • FatRat February 23rd, 2015 at 12:23 pm

        Only clever if you have faith in GOP pseudoscience. (smile)

        “The Indications for Induced Abortion: A Physician’s Perspective,” Dr. Fred Mecklenburg concluded that it “is extremely rare” for a rape to result in pregnancy.

        Mecklenburg cited a number of factors for his theory, including that not all rapes resulted in “completed act of intercourse” and that it was “improbable” that a rape would occur within “the 1-2 days of the month in which the woman would be fertile.”

        But it was Mecklenburg’s presumption that a traumatized rape victim “will not ovulate even if she is ‘scheduled’ to” that appeared to be the basis of Akin’s recent remarks.

        To support his conclusion, Mecklenburg cited studies that were allegedly done at extermination camps in Nazi Germany.

        Nazis reportedly tested the theory “by selecting women who were about to ovulate and sending them to the gas chambers, only to bring them back after their realistic mock-killing, to see what the effect this had on their ovulatory patterns. An extremely high percentage of these women did not ovulate,” the article said.

        Mecklenburg also speculated that “frequent masturbation” was likely to make rapists infertile.

        (Good to know that according to the top GOP scientists, I will not make Jesus cry or go blind by “frequent masturbation”, I’ll simply go infertile. lol)

  2. tiredoftea February 23rd, 2015 at 10:54 am

    The pandering to ignorance continues. Walker is the new Santorum.

  3. anothertoothpick February 23rd, 2015 at 11:34 am


  4. anothertoothpick February 23rd, 2015 at 11:36 am


  5. Tim Coolio February 23rd, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    GOP = the forced birth party!
    they don’t want to fund abortions but they have no problem funding wars and tax cuts for the rich.

  6. rg9rts February 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    He is signing his own death warrant…

  7. tracey marie February 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Walker has always believed that the decision is a womans, now because he thinks, erroneously that he could be President he is pandering to the crowd that could not get mccain or mittens into office

    • rg9rts February 23rd, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      PIQUE pitty pum pitty pum

      • tracey marie February 23rd, 2015 at 1:25 pm

        I knew you were going to do that!

  8. nola878 February 23rd, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Now we Walker definitely believes in evolution…his positions will constantly evolve in order to remain alive in the quest for the White House…

  9. Bunya February 23rd, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    So, Scott “the man who would be king” Walker thinks that by controlling women, he will be a shoe-in for president. Unfortunately, he’s in for a big let-down because not everyone is as easily swayed as the people in Wisconsin.

  10. whatthe46 February 23rd, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    you lose.

  11. tracey marie February 23rd, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    more vagina sniffing from the goptp

    • tiredoftea February 23rd, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Wait, I thought that was a good thing.

      • tracey marie February 23rd, 2015 at 7:21 pm

        not from a teabagg

        • tiredoftea February 23rd, 2015 at 7:34 pm

          OK, I feel better now!

          • tracey marie February 23rd, 2015 at 7:35 pm


          • tiredoftea February 23rd, 2015 at 10:26 pm

            Thanks! I needed that!

  12. granpa.usthai February 24th, 2015 at 12:42 am

    and pandora’s box is opened once again. Personhood at conception?
    so if conception takes place on US soil, they are citizens at conception?
    does this mean those on public assistance and tax credits get 9 months back pay?
    will the conceived one receive a SSN? (without a name?!)
    will the personhood be liable for any complications that may arise during birth?
    what if the best medical opinion is to abort?
    will dieties be held responsible for miscarriages?
    will the US break it ties with nations/dieties that allow abortions? (which will be human rights violations)
    could a personhood be fully insured with a life insurance policy, and would the biological ‘creators’ of the personhood be able to collect on stillbirths?
    will the bearer of the personhood be held liable for a stillbirth?
    will any of the ‘incest’ laws be held in force?
    many, many more issues will arise, I’m sure.

    • Dwendt44 February 24th, 2015 at 12:46 am

      Conception certificates will replace birth certificates. Will the conceptus be able to vote? The fetus will vote Republican? Tax deduction at conception? Miscarriage will be investigated as possible tax fraud.