Sunday, October 21, 2012

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL): 'Abortion Never Necessary To Save A Woman’s Life'

Yet another ignorant anti-science Republican Congressperson doing his dead-level best to turn the USA into a banana republic.

What? Is ignorance a qualification for joining the Republican Party? Apparently so. This is just sad:  

On Thursday, after his debate against Demcorat Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) told reporters that an abortion exception is never necessary to save a woman’s life, explaining, “with modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance” of a woman dying from childbirth. Walsh claimed pro-choice advocates simply used the prospect of maternal death “to make us look unreasonable.” 

Walsh went on to assert that women whose health would be jeopardized if they carry their fetus to term are simply using the exception as a “tool” to get an abortion for “any reason.” 

In fact, pregnancy-related deaths have increased in the US, climbing to a rate of 15.1 deaths for every 100,00 live births. Walsh’s own colleague, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), spoke on the House floor in 2011 about getting an abortion because her life was in jeopardy.