A New Low: Scott Walker Ready to Sign Abortion Bill That Is Even Worse Than No Exceptions

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You might have thought it was bad enough that 2016 Republican presidential candidate and Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker is going to sign a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks with no exceptions for incest or life of the mother.

But it gets worse.

Laura Bassett of the Huffington Post (published on MSN ) pointed out that the bill contains a “less-discussed provision that would allow the father to sue the doctor for ’emotional and psychological distress’ if he disagrees with the abortion, regardless of his relationship with the woman having the procedure.”

So, a woman breaks up with a man, finds out she’s pregnant with his baby, decides to keep the pregnancy even though he wants nothing to do with it, eventually gets really sick with a life-threatening complication and needs a later term abortion but can’t get one — and, to make matters worse, if she found a doctor who was willing to help her save her own life, the disinterested father could sue the doctor for emotional damages.

Talk about scaring doctors away from helping women. That will do it.

Though unlike other Republican bills on abortion that incentivize rape, this one – while incentivizing rapists by giving them the power to force a woman to carry the result of their crime to term, thus giving the rapist the one thing rapists are after, which is control – the Wisconsin bill won’t let the rapist sue the doctor.

Such rare humanity in the Republican Party is to be applauded. Also if one is a Josh Duggar type who committed incest, they can’t sue the doctor of their victim according to this bill. So while Republicans won’t condemn Josh Duggar, they can agree that the perpetrator can be rewarded for his crime via a forced pregnancy, but they draw the line at the predator suing the doctor over their emotional distress if the woman were to terminate.

Quite a moral line in the sand.

Incest is not wrong enough to let a woman terminate a pregnancy resulting from it after 20 weeks, according to this bill that Walker will sign, but a perpetrator can’t profit financially off of a doctor helping her do it.

So to sum up the Republican position: Defending and covering up incest is something to be forgiven, but doctors don’t dare try to save a woman’s life. That will get them in deep trouble, as in up to a $10,000 fine and 3.5 years in jail and that’s not counting the financial hit if the “father” sues.

Walker justifies his willingness to sign this bill by saying that he believes, contrary to medical science, that the fetus can feel pain at this point. Apparently he does not believe that a woman who is dying from tragic medical complications resulting from her pregnancy can feel pain, or that being raped by a family member might give one enough pain that they would rather not be forced to carry the reminder around for 9 months.

This is going to be hard to explain while running for president, but maybe Walker is so short-sighted he only has eyes for the nomination. In reality, it looks like Scott Walker is not really running for president but rather is running for vice president/bringer-of-the-GOP-extremists-to-the-voting-polls.

It should be pointed out that Walker refused to tell voters where he stood on this issue during the gubernatorial election. We are supposed to only tell you that and leave it there, because there is no “evidence” otherwise. However, history and human nature tells us that if a candidate won’t answer, it’s because you wouldn’t like the answer. Now we have the proof.

Remember this when next you meet a “moderate” Republican.

56 Replies to “A New Low: Scott Walker Ready to Sign Abortion Bill That Is Even Worse Than No Exceptions”

  1. Women are not incubators for the men who procreate for the fun of it, like my estranged son.

    I am not “Pro-Abortion”. I AM “Pro-Choice”.

  2. on the plus side, in Walker’s mind anyway, you get that nice ultra-sound picture to frame and put on your wall or desk.. or maybe reduce to wallet size to carry with you as a reminder…

  3. He really is a buffoon and hopefully it will disqualify him for President.

    But if he is running for Vice president, then we are in for a sideshow of palinesque proportions.

  4. I don’t feel sorry at all for the people of Wisconsin they re-elected this sideshow of a governor 3 times. The republicans said they want to make abortion illegal and is doing everything to make it happen. This is what happens when people try to govern by religion. The ONLY reason people are opposed to abortion is because of religious belief. What they can’t seem to get is everyone doesn’t believe what they believe, so they intend to shove their religion down everyone’s throat, apparently they believe their religious rights trumps everybody Else’s. When will people get it through their SICK heads, America was founded off of Christian values, but we are NOT a Christian nation.

  5. Beating the young females to cause an abortion, after they have been raped, that is how it is done in Afghanistan…

    Returning to barbaric times… We are going backwards!

  6. Doesn’t Scott Walker look like that kid who was always getting beat up on the bus in Middle School, and kind of laughing and smirking as everyone took a jab at him? I’m sure that’s him. No wonder he’s so hateful.

  7. So much for the tort reform rescumlicans are always going on about. Because as you know, if your not with them, then your against them. Rescums are only against suing doctors when they’re not playing their kind of ball. Yeah, it’s ok if you sue if your girlfriend aborts the baby you decided you didn’t want to save her life. Now if you go in and say some self certfied doctor removes your right eye instead of a cataract your shit out of luck. You know it wasn’t malicious, get over it!

  8. hey righties- why do you hate women so damn much? and I mean you righties hate them with a fervent passion. WTF? it is simply jaw dropping. any woman of any age or race would have to be insane to vote for republicans.

  9. so lets see, righties hate America, hate americans, hate democracy, hate govt, hate Obama, hate women, hate minorities, hate gays, hate facts, hate truth, and now they hate the pope. these righties are low class scumbags.

  10. Why would any woman have sex with a RW, anti woman republiCON? Especially in these states like Wisconsin where women’s rights are being taken away and men’s rights are being expanded like suing the woman for emotional stress……oh please. Just stop having sex with these RWingers.

  11. Elections have consequences! The people of Wisconsin voted for a repub gov, a repub house and a repub senate. They can’t be surprised! This is what the people of Wisconsin voted for and this is what they get! Just wait until 2020 when they gerrymander the voting districts and the repubs stay in power until 2030. Voter suppression, gerrymandering and reduction of voting days led to this. So sing this to the old Toyota commercial “Wisconsin asked for it, they got it Toyota.

  12. ummmm… would the logic there be that real men are Democrats and don’t need ED help?

    I understand your frustration but you know a law would be unconstitutional if it specified a specific characteristic like being Republican…

  13. LookingForward, I have asked myself the same question for 3 years since I moved to where I live now. Evangelical older couple next door, late 60s. All she does is serve her man and its obvious believe me.

    They are the most phony people I have ever met. The husband creeps me out to no end, totally repulsive, and he is the poster child for all white GOP men. She is a trophy wife, nothing more.

  14. JC, it is not logical you’re right. But neither is the GOP logical!

    I’m just spouting off, because I am sick and tired of women’s rights being taken away. We already fought for our rights, pretty soon we will not be allowed to vote!

  15. I’d say the logic is that Real Men understand that they don’t need an erection to please their partners- assuming such a thought even occurs to them in the first place.

  16. Moon……I like how the author made his cherry picking in bold print! Again, it’s about control with them! When they lose it, they go to pieces like frightened little boys…..and take it out on women, ie put them in their place mentality.
    Demo, I know, I have some of that mentality around me. I just feel sorry for them. But I can’t stand to be around anyone who doesn’t stand up for themselves and demand equality.

  17. Demo, don’t get me started. I have a couple of man friends that are RWingers…..yes I like diversity of friends and we argue politely…..but both their wives rule the roost….to the point, it would appear they are both castrated. And boy, they are angry white men….I just laugh.

  18. I happen to be a Bernie Sanders loving, extreme Democrat. but when it comes to late term abortions, I am torn. as a parent child educator for Head Start I have learned much about older fetuses. Scientific research has proven that yes, this age DOES feel pain. I still believe that women should have choice EARLY on and of course if something serious occurs later in the pregnancy that the woman makes the decision. But I also understand the pro life position. at least if a fetus, well at this point baby, must be aborted (for serious complications then, YES, there ought to be something for pain and distress, both for mother and baby. it really is not just the woman’s body at this point. Do you understand how complicated this is morally? is it possible to ever understand the other point of view in this emotionally charged issue? perhaps the extreme take on the Republicans side comes from utter frustration with the views on the Democrats side.

  19. In a book written by an x rethug(John Dean) rethugs are described this way.
    “authoritarians (rethugs)are enemies of freedom, antidemocratic, anti-equality, highly prejudiced, mean spirited, power hungry, Machiavellian, and amoral” these are just a few of their troubling traits, all are contributing to the breakdown of our democratic system”

  20. Don’t kid yourself Democratinny, they HAVE thought of that..and if any rethugs makes it to the White House in the future, it will be on the agenda that, and many other important issues.. Why else are the rethugs so insistent on having everything their way, or no way? Gaining the White House is the last step needed, as the Senate, House and Supreme Court already belong to them. UNLESS the DEMS get out to VOTE.

  21. Sandy urgo:
    The best prevention for abortion in sex education and birth control.
    And for those boys to stay away from girls & keep their packages zipped in…

  22. I was against abortion when I was an atheist and I’m against it the same now that I’m a Catholic. It’s called having respect for life, it is a small human being that is being murdered in the womb. There’s an ultrasound video of a 14 week old fetus clapping his hands while his parents sing. You think a being that has this much awareness should be destroyed? Sickening. I’m liberal, and even progressive in most things, but not the slaughter of babies.

  23. No one has forced you to have an abortion. Why does that give you the right to decide that someone else not have one?

  24. Scientific research has shown that Fetuses do NOT feel pain, anywhere from 20 weeks till 35 weeks.

    http://www.doctorsonfetalpain.com/

    This is the problem Democrats have with Republicans- pulling little factoids out of their ass and calling it ‘scientifically proven’, when it so clearly is not.

  25. It’s really odd to me that liberals, who are supposed to be compassionate, are so hot to have babies aborted. It’s a human being, and hell, if you don’t like the kid after it comes out, then why not have the option of killing it within a month or so? No difference — abortion is the same as infanticide. The only reasons for abortion are rape, incest, and if the mother’s life is in danger, otherwise, it’s murder.

  26. It’s really odd to me that liberals, who are supposed to be compassionate, are so hot to have babies aborted.

    We’re not. If folks like you would stop battling sex education, birth control, and gay sex and/or masturbation- there’d be a lot less need for abortion.

    It’s a human being, and hell, if you don’t like the kid after it comes out,
    then why not have the option of killing it within a month or so?

    Considering Conservatives don’t give a damn about kids once they’re born…

    No difference — abortion is the same as infanticide.

    Bullshit

    The only reasons for abortion are rape, incest, and if the mother’s life is in danger, otherwise, it’s murder.

    If it’s murder then why does the Bible have a recipe for abortion?
    Numbers 5:11-31

    suck on that hypocrite.

  27. It’s really odd to me that liberals, who are supposed to be compassionate, are so hot to have babies aborted.

    We’re not. If folks like you would stop battling sex education, birth control, and gay sex and/or masturbation- there’d be a lot less need for abortion.

    It’s a human being, and hell, if you don’t like the kid after it comes out,
    then why not have the option of killing it within a month or so?

    Considering Conservatives don’t give a damn about kids once they’re born…

    No difference — abortion is the same as infanticide.

    Bullshit

    The only reasons for abortion are rape, incest, and if the mother’s life is in danger, otherwise, it’s murder.

    If it’s murder then why does the Bible have a recipe for abortion?
    Numbers 5:11-31

    suck on that hypocrite.
    (double post)

  28. I don’t think people who are pro choice goes around trying to abort babies. Just speaking for myself I don’t know everyone’s situation. What if the baby has birth defects? I have an autistic son and its trying to raise him what would I do if he was severely disabled? What if I cant feed myself much less a baby.

    I know people will say well don’t f*ck but come on, the minute your dick gats hard you are looking to screw someone. Celibacy does not work and now they are trying to outlaw birth control. Like I always say if you don’t want an abortion don’t get one but you have no right to judge me or anyone else who makes the decision to get one

  29. I’m hypothesizing that the main reason so many right wing males are against gay marriage: is that it would lessen the opportunity for them to get married and thus get laid.
    Because their women folks would have a more viable option to pursue instead of being forced into being a Contard’s slave.

  30. Abortion is not something done lightly. I’m pro-life and pro-legal but in the event any woman cannot, for her own reasons, carry out a pregnancy, she, and only she, has the final say. Why is that so controversial unless you regard women as somehow deficient in reasoning that men or the government have more at stake than does that woman?

  31. This is the extent to which conservatives have been islamicized. The Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t like the US Constitution and particularly the First Amendment.

    Women’s religious freedom rights of conscience and choice are anathema to the Muslim Brotherhood and conservatives.

    Religious freedom to both means that they can impose their religious views on anyone else who does not share those views.

    The Muslim Brotherhood claim that they will islamicize the Constitution in 100 years and then the whole world and ultimately the universe. Those who don’t share their beliefs will be killed.

    Walker and others are doing their best to facilitate the islamization of America by waging an extensive war on women. That’s the GOP agenda.

  32. LeHunt if, you are a Christian and believe in the bible, that is the word of God, try reading it. Start with the first Book Gen. Which states exactly when life begins gen: 2:7. Gen:1:30. Job: 33:4
    Now, if this is the word of God, why don’t you believe it? Why do you prefer to believe the lies spoken by some preacher, self styled teacher or priest. who apparently are Not reading the word either. who apparently want to change the words to what THEY believe?

  33. OH come on Le hunt, ever tried to walk with your legs crossed? Perhaps the boys should just start to think of girls as humans, with rights? the basic right to say NO!!

  34. Well here is a google search result that gives numerous ways to rein in horny men.

    Google- Penis Cage

  35. Thanks, Sarah, for exposing yet another in a series of evil Republican laws contemplated by evil Republican lawmakers, who stay up nights just to think up new horrors to inflict on women. Afterall, it’s their job as “brilliant,” male gynecologists, (uhem, leaders) to teach those ignorant, unclean females what will happen if they don’t “stand up, fly right and follow the (GOTP) American Way.” It’s always the woman’s fault. If they don’t like our rules, they should live the “right way.” Can’t those foolish women learn anything? (Is it really 2015? Are you sure?)

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