U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Friday remarks about abortion stance

SHARE U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Friday remarks about abortion stance
SHARE U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Friday remarks about abortion stance

From this afternoon’s news conference:

I want to make it very clear that I am in fact pro-life without exception. I believe there is nothing more sacred than human life.

“When it comes to having an abortion to save the life of a mother, I will say again that outside of the very rare circumstances — such as ectopic pregnancies during which both the mother and baby will die if the baby is not aborted, and other rare health issues and circumstances — the research is pretty clear that with the advances in modern medicine an invasive and traumatic procedure like an abortion is often thankfully not necessary to save the life of a mother.

In those very rare cases where a mother’s life may be in danger passed the point of viability for the baby, today’s doctors work to induce labor or perform a caesarean section in an attempt to save both lives.

These cases are extremely rare and unfortunately are used by the militant pro-choice movement to justify every single abortion.

This is an issue that I take very seriously. I have a wife and two adult daughters so this is not a political issue for me.

This is a personal issue. While I do not support abortion, I do of course, support medical procedures during their pregnancies that might result in the loss of an unborn child.

When such occurrences take place, that decision on whether to perform that procedure is a very difficult one and one that should be left up to the mother and her family. Once again, I am strongly pro-life for both the mother and the unborn child. This is a position that I’m proud to have and I will not back off it. I also think it’s a position that most women also share.

And for Ms. Duckworth to say that I support letting a mother die as she did last night, is the most disgusting form of politics. That statement could not be further from the truth.

That is a desperate quote from a desperate candidate.

…Ms. Duckworth has an extreme, pro-abortion with no restrictions stance. She is not just pro-abortion zealot, who actually believes that tax payers, regardless of their position on abortion, should fund all abortions…”

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