Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is doing what he can to protect the unborn.
Although Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationally, states try to restrict the procedure and save lives. Some states require waiting periods before women can kill their own children, ultrasound, information disclosure, counseling, banning abortions after 20 weeks, and other efforts.
Gov. Walker signed a bill on Monday that bans abortions after 20 weeks. “At five months, that’s the time when that unborn child can feel pain,” he said. “When an unborn child can feel pain, we should be protecting that child.”
Though many pro-lifers believe we should protect the unborn whether or not they can feel the pain of their dismemberment, Gov. Walker’s actions are a step in the right direction.
Abortion advocate Rep. Lisa Subeck doesn’t like it. “Signing this blatantly unconstitutional abortion ban is yet another attempt by our governor to cement votes from the far right in a presidential primary. It bears repeating: Governor Walker has thrown women squarely under the bus to Iowa. I urge the Governor and legislative Republicans to stop playing politics with women’s health and safety.”
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