Scott Walker: “We Need to De-Fund Planned Parenthood State by State Across the Country”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 17, 2015   |   1:23PM   |   Washington, DC

In the wake of the scandal surrounding the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is helping to lead the charge to de-fund the abortion giant.

The Wisconsin governor told a crowd at a campaign stop in New Hampshire that he is proud of his record signing a bill to cut off at least some of the taxpayer funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business in his state.

“We defunded Planned Parenthood, which is particularly important these days in light of what we’ve seen on video,” Walker said during a campaign stop at Joey’s Diner.

Then he repeated he de-funding call in an interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News:

“Years ago, when I first became governor of the state of Wisconsin, my first budget, I defunded Planned Parenthood. I took some attacks from some in the media, and some in the left. But this video’s just a prime example, this is not a noncontroversial entity. This is obviously a disturbing, disgusting act that they’re talking about. We’ve outlawed that in Wisconsin in the past. We need to be defunding Planned Parenthood, not only state by state, but I think, across the country. And instead, put resources into women’s health issues, but put them into non-controversial entities, public health entities, or other things in that regard.”

Meanwhile, Walker appeared in a radio interview with pro-life host Laura Ingraham that he is fervently pro-life and he responded to a question about a pro-life commercial he released defending a bill he signed to allow women a chance to see an ultrasound before the abortion — which often leads to choosing life.

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“Because we wanted to make the point — you had the pro-abortion, the NARAL, and Emily’s List, and Planned Parenthood and others out there tying to twist our ultrasound language into something that it wasn’t. We wanted to make the case, this is all it does, it doesn’t do anything else for all them complaining about this, it doesn’t change that decision,” Walker said. “I still believe that you’re talking about an unborn child as a human being, and I believe that, and I have articulated that for more than 20 years, all the way back — a lot of the people you were sitting with are folks I worked with at Marquette Students for Life when I was a student in college. I’ve always had a strong pro-life position, I’ve always defended that. But, for us, it made it able to wipe that issue right off the table because we pushed back and said, what we were proposing was a positive, strong common sense thing to do to get people information.”

Walker concluded: “I believe it’s an unborn child. My point was, in pointing that out, is the bill, all it does, is require an ultrasound. It didn’t change what the law is.”