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.”