Meet Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, who just can’t figure out why we’re even having the discussion about abortions that could save the mother’s life.
In a recent debate with challenger Tammy Duckworth (D), Walsh said he was against abortion “without exception,” including rape, incest and in cases in which the life or health of the mother was in jeopardy. Wow, that’s pretty extreme. Maybe he just misspoke? Reporters asked Walsh after the debate whether he was really meaning to say that it was never medically necessary to conduct an abortion to save the life of a mother. Walsh responded, “Absolutely.”
“With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance … There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing.”
Of course, Walsh’s concern only extends to fetuses, and only to other people’s fetuses. If it’s an actual human and it’s actual his, then it’s a whole different story.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December.
Take away the people who vote based on who they think loves Jesus the most, regardless of how ridiculous or inhuman those candidates behave, and we’d be done with candidates like Walsh. This is why the religion discussion needs to keep happening.