Scott Walker Would Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks
[su_right_ad]The Wisconsin governor refused to state his position when he ran for governor, but now he’s preaching to the far-right. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:
Walker said in last year’s campaign he opposed abortion, but refused to say whether he supported banning the procedure after 20 weeks. At one stage, he ran an ad saying earlier restrictions he approved were aimed at patient safety and that he understood the decision to terminate a pregnancy was an “agonizing one.”
“I’m pro-life, so that part shouldn’t shock anybody,” he told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editors and reporters in October. “It doesn’t shock anybody, the legislation I’ve signed in the past.”
In a Tuesday letter, he addressed specific legislation head on.
“As the Wisconsin legislature moves forward in the coming session, further protections for mother and child are likely to come to my desk in the form of a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks,” his letter said. “I will sign that bill when it gets to my desk and support similar legislation on the federal level.
“I was raised to believe in the sanctity of life and I will always fight to protect it.”