Walsh: Abortions Never Needed to Save Mothers' Lives





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Published on Oct 19, 2012

"As presidential candidates fight for the support of women voters, Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., on Thursday incited the wrath of women's groups on Thursday when he argued that abortion is never necessary to save a woman's life.

In comments first reported by WGN radio, Walsh argued that "with modern technology and science, you can't find one instance" in which an abortion would be needed to save a woman's life.

"There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing," he said following a debate with his Democratic rival Tammy Duckworth.

Duckworth said in a written statement that she was "saddened" by Walsh's comments, adding, "Not only do they show how uninformed he is, but his views put women's lives in real danger."

Planned Parenthood disputed Walsh's comments as both false and "deeply troubling."

"Joe Walsh's ignorance about women's health is alarming," said Planned Parenthood's Dawn Laguens, in a statement. "It is deeply troubling that he and some politicians have such a fundamental disregard for women and women's health. As the advocate for Planned Parenthood health centers, we know that ending a pregnancy can often be a very complex, personal decision and that there are absolutely times that a woman's life depends on it."* Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) and John Iadarola (TYT University) break down instances in which abortions may actually be medically necessary.

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