Walker: Pregnancy From Rape Only An Issue In ‘Initial Months’
Scott Walker tried to explain why he favors legislation that bans abortion after 20 weeks, even in cases of rape and incest.
“I mean, I think for most people who are concerned about that, it’s in the initial months where they’re most concerned about it,” Walker told reporters. “In this case, again, it’s an unborn life, it’s an unborn child and that’s why we feel strongly about it.” He said he is prepared to sign the legislation “either way” state lawmakers send it to him.
Issues surrounding rape and abortion have doomed candidates in the recent past, most notably in the case of Todd Akin, who coined the term “legitimate rape” and subsequently lost his Senate race in Missouri.
While these latest comments could help Walker move ahead of his fellow Republicans in states like Iowa, they are likely to come back to haunt him in a general election scenario against Hillary Clinton.