Apparently only abortion proponents have the right to comment on the health and safety of women because when Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, released a pro-life, pro-woman television ad, he immediately received criticism from Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups.
In 2013, Gov. Walker signed an ultrasound bill (Senate Bill 206, also known as Sonya’s Law) that ensures that women seeking abortions are given the opportunity to see their unborn children through ultrasound. The legislation also requires abortionists to have admitting privileges within thirty miles of their facility.
The Governor addresses the bill and in the ad he say’s, “I’m pro-life. But there’s no doubt in my mind the decision of whether or not to end a pregnancy is an agonizing one. That’s why I support legislation to increase safety and to provide more information for a woman considering her options.”
He concludes by saying that while people may disagree on abortion, everyone should agree that the health and safety of all Wisconsin citizens should be the priority. The ad was honest, compassionate and empathetic; however, Gov. Walker was criticized for being “fake.”
At a press conference, Planned Parenthood denounced the ad and said it was “beyond misleading.” Planned Parenthood Advocates executive director Tanya Atkinson said on a conference call, “It was disingenuous and, candidly, it was false.”
Emily’s List, a pro-abortion group located in Washington D.C., released an ad attacking the Governors pro-life position. In their spot, a woman identified as a nurse practitioner says, “Scott Walker needs to get out of my patients’ private lives, out of my examining room, and just leave women alone.”
When Gov. Walker was confronted about the ad, he said, “…We think it is pretty straightforward. We think it’s about increasing public safety and providing a woman with more information about her options.”
Governor Walker has been a tireless advocate for women and unborn children, and when the bill passed, Wisconsin Right to Life applauded his efforts to protect citizens in their state. The legislative director of Wisconsin Right to Life, Susan Armacost, said “We thank Governor Walker for signing this important piece of legislation into law. Sonya’s Law will empower women to make truly informed decisions regarding how they will proceed with their pregnancies and will protect the lives of women who experience complications after their abortions.”
Since the ultrasound bill helps protect women and provides them with more information, you would think groups like Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List would support it. But instead, they oppose it and say it causes undue burden for women seeking abortions. This is because abortion businesses lose money when women change their mind about abortion. And since 78% of women who see an ultrasound of their unborn baby refuse abortion, its really bad for business.
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Additionally, pro-abortion advocates say abortionists shouldn’t be required to have admitting privileges because they it’s medically unnecessary. But, as LifeNews reported, when the American College of Surgeons and American Medical Association had a meeting to discuss admitting privileges, the participants unanimously came to the conclusion that, “Physicians performing office-based surgery must have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, a transfer agreement with another physician who has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, or maintain an emergency transfer agreement with a nearby hospital.”
Ultimately, Planned Parenthood’s opposition to the ultrasound bill isn’t all that surprising because they are infamous for finding special interest loopholes to ensure that they can perform abortions whenever and wherever they want. While Gov. Walker is working to pass common-sense measures, Planned Parenthood keeps busy telling the world that women don’t need to see their baby before they decide to end its life through abortion. And even though all doctors have to follow specific guidelines for outpatient surgery, abortionists shouldn’t have to because it’s hurts their business.
Watch Gov. Walker’s ad below.