Monday, August 10, 2015

Kill Baby to Save Mother? No! — Gov. Scott Walker

As the mainstream media set traps to ensnare pro-lifers in the 2016 presidential quest, most conservative candidates bite their tongues to avoid another 2012 "Todd Akin moment."  However, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker boldly answered the "gotcha question" in Thursday's GOP debate:
". . . I’ve got a position I think is consistent with many Americans out there in that I believe that that is an unborn child in need of protection out there, and I’ve said many a time that that unborn child can be protected and there are many other alternatives that will also protect the life of that mother.  That’s been consistently proven."
For background, read Christians Favor Missouri Candidate Todd Akin over GOP and also read Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Ignores Atheists' Demands re: Bible as well as Wisconsin Shifts Money Away from Planned Parenthood

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Gallup Poll: Americans Want Abortion Laws Changed

Abortionists Lament Ever-greater State Limits

Pro-life Laws Sweep America; Liberals Battle Back

Abortion Rate Declines, Democrats Want More Access

Abortion Clinic Closings Set Record; Abortionists Admit Defeat

Also read Families are Greatest Enemy of Democrats at Polls

-- From "GOP candidates: Ban abortion, no exceptions" by Irin Carmon, MSNBC 8/7/15

[FOX News debate] Moderator Megyn Kelly asked Scott Walker how he could justify opposing an exception to an abortion ban in cases where a woman’s life was in danger, though he did sign a bill with such an exception.

. . . Kelly’s question to Walker pointedly played from the left: “Would you really let a mother die rather than have an abortion, and with 83% of the American public in favor of a life exception, are you too out of the mainstream on this issue to win the general election?”

. . . Even for the party long aligned in opposition to the procedure, the issue of exceptions has been politically challenging. Though the Republican party platform calls for a ban without exceptions, previous GOP presidential nominees Mitt Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush generally said they favored such exceptions. The politics around rape and the specter of a woman dying are considered too toxic for a general election.

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From "As campaign heats up, Republican candidates are rushing to the right" by Sean Sullivan, Washington Post 8/7/15

Moderate Republicans said Friday they are concerned about the potential for Democrats to revive their “war on women” line of attack from 2012, when they successfully portrayed presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republicans as out of touch with or even hostile to the concerns of women.

“Republicans have to be careful not to fall into the trap laid by Democrats so successfully in the 2010 election into the 2012 election cycle,” said Steve Schmidt, a former top presidential campaign adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Friday compared the crop of Republican hopefuls to Todd Akin, whose 2012 Senate bid was derailed when he said “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy.

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From "Scott Walker calls abortion to save a woman's life a 'false choice'" by Mary Spicuzza of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8/8/15

Abortion rights activists say that in some cases, the only option to protect a woman's life is to end her pregnancy.

"It's a false choice. There is always a better option out there," Walker told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday night.

"I've said for years, medically there's always a better choice than choosing between the life of an unborn baby and the life of the mother," he added. "Medically that's just a nonissue."

Walker answered that he has a position on the issue "that's in line with everyday America."

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From "Scott Walker signs Wisconsin abortion bill" by Eliza Collins, Politico 7/20/15

The legislation makes performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to three and a half years in prison and $10,000 in fines. The only way abortions after 20 weeks are allowed is if the mother is likely to die or be severely injured.

Late on Monday, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton attacked Walker on Twitter for the new law, writing, “Gov. Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in WI - without exceptions for rape or incest. Extreme and unacceptable. -H.”

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From "Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs abortion ban bill" by The Associated Press 7/20/15

While Walker has a long history of opposing abortions . . . Walker's record includes defunding Planned Parenthood; requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, a law currently blocked by a federal court judge; and requiring women to have ultrasounds and be shown images of the fetus before having an abortion.

The governor's signature makes Wisconsin the 15th state to pass similar bans. There is no exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.

"For people, regardless of where they might stand, when an unborn child can feel pain I think most people feel it's appropriate to protect that child," Walker said.

Bans on abortion after 20 weeks are popular, at least on the surface. A Quinnipiac University poll conducted in November of 2014 found that 6 in 10 Americans support banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases of rape or incest.

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From "Scott Walker informs Megyn Kelly: Abortion is not necessary to save a mother’s life" by Amanda Read, Live Action News 8/7/15

In 2012, a panel of obstetric and gynecological experts signed the Dublin Declaration, which states that “direct abortion is not medically necessary to save the life of a woman… there is a fundamental difference between abortion, and necessary medical treatments that are carried out to save the life of the mother, even if such treatment results in the loss of life of her unborn child.”

When the mother’s life is at stake, medical actions are taken with the intent to save the woman, not to dispose of the child.

Abortion proponents like to remind us that we’re not living in the 19th century or even the 1950s, but they conveniently forget that means we can handle medically challenging pregnancies and deliveries better than ever before. In a 2004 study from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, only 4% of women cited “physical problem with my health” as reason for getting an abortion. But never has literal abortion actually been necessary to save the life of the mother, and no woman should be made to believe otherwise. This is where definition comes into play, and where media figures like Kelly get it wrong.

To read the entire opinion above, CLICK HERE.

From "The case of 10-year-old Paraguayan pregnant girl and why killing is not the answer" by Lila Rose, Live Action 7/10/15

And that’s the reality: abortion is never medically necessary to save a mother’s life. . . . This is reinforced by the testimony of Dr. Anthony Levatino, a reformed abortionist, who described a typical “life of the mother” case as he saw it:
“During my time at Albany Medical Center I managed hundreds of such cases by ‘terminating’ pregnancies [via live delivery by C-section] to save mothers' lives. In all those hundreds of cases, the number of unborn children that I had to deliberately kill was zero.”
In other words, when a life-in-danger medical condition arises, the solution is not to kill the baby, but to address what’s wrong with the woman. Granted, if we’re talking before viability, this may not always result in the preborn child surviving.

To read the entire opinion above, CLICK HERE.

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