Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker went after the pro-abortion media and pro-abortion groups today in a new interview responding to their misquoting him about a comment he made saying ultrasound images are “cool.” Walker thinks ultrasound images of unborn babies are “cool” but the Planned Parenthood abortion business disagrees.
Walker gave an interview, during which he talked about how amazing technology is nowadays that people are able to show the very first picture of their baby to friends and family — an ultrasound picture of their baby before birth. But the abortion giant Planned Parenthood trashed Walker and took his words out of context by attempting to make it appear Walker wanted to mandate ultrasounds before an abortion.
Never mind that the bill Walker signed didn’t force women to have an ultrasound, but merely gave them the option to see their unborn baby. In fact, Planned Parenthood already mandates ultrasounds before 99% of abortions.
“The thing about that, the media tried to make that sound like that was a crazy idea,” Walker said. “Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people all the time who’ll get out their iPhone and show me a picture of their grandkids’ ultrasound and how excited they are, so that’s a lovely thing. I think about my sons who are 19 and 20, and we still have their first ultrasounds. It’s just a cool thing out there.”
“We just knew if we signed that law, if we provided the information, that more people if they saw that unborn child would make a decision to protect and keep the life of that unborn child,” Walker said.
Now, Walker has doubled down in an another interview saying ultrasound images are really cool. As Hot Air transcribes:
LOESCH: Joining me right now – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who I’m sure was amused by the media rage spiral over a non-existent quote. Governor Walker, I know we got you for a short time, I appreciate you joining us. Your reaction to this media freak-out, for the lack of a better thing to call it?
WALKER: Well, you know sometimes, there are at least some in the media who– more than biased, it’s just lazy. And in this case, I think it’s a little of both where they– you and I both know having been a part of the interview, what they said is not at all — and then you had so many of these left-wing media outlets repeat the same misquote over and over again and sometimes embellish it even more.
LOESCH: Yeah, and to be clear, you were specifically talking about your son’s ultrasound images?
WALKER: Yeah, yeah, I said ultrasounds are pretty cool — that for my kids, Matt and Alex, we still have their ultrasound pictures from when they were babies, they’re 19 and 20 years old now, and I also mentioned that for a few friends of mine who I know got grandkids now, they show me on their cell phones images that were sent from their families, from their own kids showing them the ultrasound pictures, and they show it off. It’s pretty cool — it’s the wonders of that technology.