Scott Walker Would Rather a Woman Die Than Have an Abortion That Could Save Her: It's True

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker believes a woman who has been raped and will die in childbirth should not be allowed to live, even if an abortion would save her life.

That's right, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Political Fact "truth-o-meter" confirms that Walker "'wants to make abortion illegal, even in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother.' Walker acknowledges that is his position."

When Walker was running for governor, his opponent charged that Walker would seek an abortion ban without exception. Walker's campaign confirmed to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that this would indeed make it illegal for victims of rape or incest or those whose lives were imperiled to end a pregnancy.

Walker's pro-death stance for women who will die giving birth - and his indifference to the horror of rape and incest - exhibits a cruelty that is chilling.

That is why it is no surprise that, buried in his infamous budget, is a direct assault on family planning and Planned Parenthood, in particular. The Cap Times (Madison) gets right to the point: "Walker's elimination of family planning funds could jeopardize federal dollars, close clinics."

But, if Walker is successful, this will be just the first step in the further victimization of women who have been sexually assaulted - and it will be a death sentence for women who will die from complications due to pregnancy.

Walker isn't only trying to kill unions.

Buzzflash at Truthout / By Mark Karlin

Posted at March 9, 2011, 3:05am

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