Scott Walker Endorses Wisconsin 20-week Ban

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (photo via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (photo via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

In the latest welcome news from the Madison, Wisconsin Capitol Times, Scott Walker has now affirmed support for both a federal and state 20 week abortion ban:

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin announced on Thursday plans to introduce a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Gov. Scott Walker said in March he will sign the bill when it lands on his desk.

…”I believe we have a duty and a moral obligation to protect these children from the horrific procedures used to snuff out their lives. The barbaric and painful mutilation of little children is something that no humane and compassionate society should tolerate,” Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum, said in a statement. “Simply put, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will preserve and protect Wisconsin’s innocent, unborn babies who can feel pain. The call to preserve precious, human life transcends party lines. Thus, I hope to see bi-partisan support for this vital measure to protect Wisconsin’s unborn from needless pain and suffering.”

The article also notes the role that APIA and other prolife activists played in Walker’s endorsement of the bill:

Walker’s announcement of his support for the ban came the day after he took some heat from conservative leaders over an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace. Frank Cannon, president of the conservative group American Principles in Action, called the interview “the very worst interview on the life issue I have seen from a Republican in recent memory.”

Walker had previously declined to comment on whether he would sign such legislation.

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Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.