Scott Walker has signed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest. The bill treads the line of public opinion: 20-week bans with exceptions for rape and incest are supported by 6 in 10 Americans, according to a Quinnipiac poll, while 8 in 10 Americans believe abortion should be legal in the case of rape or incest.
"At five months, that's the time when that unborn child can feel pain," Walker said. "When an unborn child can feel pain, we should be protecting that child."
Pro-choice liberals are losing their minds over the legislation, labeling the move “radical,” “dangerous,” and “extreme.”
Gov. Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in WI - without exceptions for rape or incest. Extreme and unacceptable. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 21, 2015
And, of course, the "war on women" is back:
Scott Walker expands his war on women & signs 1 of the most punitive #antichoice bills: http://t.co/DsVaJPeq8J @alternet #StopTheBans #OwnIt— NARAL (@NARAL) July 21, 2015
"The truth is that Scott Walker lied to Wisconsin voters when he was elected governor after saying that abortion is between a woman and her doctor," Sasha Bruce of NARAL Pro-Choice America told KUTV. "Now, in an effort to win the votes of the extreme base of the Republican Party, Walker has traded the health and well-being of women and families to score cheap political points."
"The harsh reality is that this law will hurt women, as it puts up barriers to care for rape and incest survivors - no exceptions - and threatens the health of the mother," the Democratic National Committee said in a statement. "This law doesn't only undermine the most basic women's health services. It's radical, dangerous, and lacks respect for half the population of Wisconsin."