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Gov. Scott Walker: Rape, Incest Victims Worry About Pregnancy In 'Initial Months' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has signaled his intention to sign a new bill that would not allow an abortion past 20 weeks, even in instances of rape and incest.

The new bill would allow abortions if the mother's life is in danger, but the abortion would have to be performed in a way to preserve the fetus.

Walker, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, defended his intention to sign the bill, if it passes the state legislature, on Monday, noted WKOW (video below).

According to Talking Points Memo, Walker stated:

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I mean, I think for most people who are concerned about that, it’s in the initial months where they’re most concerned about it.

In this case, again, it’s an unborn life, it’s an unborn child and that’s why we feel strongly about it. I’m prepared to sign it either way that they send it to us.

The Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate have not yet voted on the bill.

Last week, Walker defended a law he signed in 2013 requiring women to have mandatory ultrasounds before undergoing an abortion. Walker described ultrasounds as “pretty cool."

Sources: Talking Points Memo, WKOW
Image Credit: WKOW Screenshot