Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On abortion, Walker moves from 'cool' to ghoul

Bad enough that Walker recently conflated the "cool" voluntary ultrasounds he and his wife were happy to have during her pregnancies with mandated, medically-unnecessay, painful, degrading transvaginal ultrasounds forced on women in Wisconsin seeking legal abortions - - but now revealing himself to be the GOP's latest misogynist ignoramus by minimizing the impact of a pregnancy from a rape or incest should disqualify him from further presidential campaigning and gubernatorial occupancy. 
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said he is prepared to sign into law a 20-week abortion ban without any exceptions for victims of rape or incest, arguing that women are concerned with those issues “in the initial months” of pregnancy.
Walker, a Republican who is expected to run for president in 2016, made the comments ahead of a public hearing in the Wisconsin legislature on proposed legislation that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Local television station WKOW aired Walker’s claim that an exception for rape or incest is not necessarily needed in the bill. 
“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 said. “In this case, again, it’s an unborn life, it’s an unborn child, and that’s why we feel strongly about it. I’m prepared to sign it either way that they send it to us.”


mad as hell said...

Someone needs to explain why republicans are so adamantly anti-abortion yet once born and if it's poor or a minority, the child is put in a slow death march of cruel anti-christian republican policies?

my5cents said...

I don't think any one person has the right to assume you would know you were pregnant in the first trimester. Some women have extremely irregular cycles and don't think anything of it. For someone like that who finds they are pregnant at a later stage from rape or incest, it is grossly unfair to force them to give birth to a child conceived from such a tragedy. Anyone who sides with and believes Walker is right, I challenge them to watch the TV show, "I didn't know I was pregnant." I didn't believe a woman could be pregnant and not know it either until I watched a few of those shows. It does happen.

In addition, while writing the bill, they disregarded main stream medical advice on when a fetus feels pain and shortened the time period to 20 weeks when all other doctors say it is after 22 weeks. Those doctors also say a fetus is not viable until the 25-27th weeks.

They all need to worry more about the children already born into this world instead of obsessing about ones that are not yet born.

Except that it is a control issue over women, I do not understand why they obsess over women's reproductive rights. There are so many more things that need attention before that. I do know that they are afraid that women might gain more power than men, but, that's going to happen whether they like it or not. The more they obsess about women the weaker they get.

Anonymous said...

He is such an idiot. He will sign the bill not out of concern for an unborn life but simply because it adds a credential to his unborn campaign for president. He doesn't care about the fetus nor the mother ....he has never cared about anyone but himself!

CJ said...

No politician should come between a woman, her doctor, her family and her faith.