Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Reportedly Reconsidering Abortion Stance
The New York Times reports that at a closed-door meeting in Iowa, Walker -- who is said to be considering a run at the presidency -- highlighted his support for a “personhood amendment,” which defines life as beginning at conception.
The New York Times:
In Pre-Primary Pivot To Right, Walker Shifts Tone On Abortion
It was a memorable political ad: Gov. Scott Walker spoke directly into the camera in a 30-second spot last fall and called abortion an “agonizing” decision. He described himself as pro-life but, borrowing the language of the abortion rights movement, pointed to legislation he signed that leaves “the final decision to a woman and her doctor.” That language was gone when Mr. Walker met privately with Iowa Republicans in a hotel conference room last month, according to a person who attended the meeting. There, he highlighted his early support for a “personhood amendment,” which defines life as beginning at conception and would effectively prohibit all abortions and some methods of birth control. (Gabriel, 2/22)