Scott Walker: As Governor I Signed a Bill Cutting Planned Parenthood Funding and I’m Proud of It

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 7, 2015   |   9:06AM   |   Washington, DC

During the Republican presidential debate, pro-life Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker defended his pro-life views and his signing of a bill to cut taxpayer funding to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

“I believe that is an unborn child that’s in need of protection out there…and I’ve said many a time that that unborn child can be protected and there are many other alternatives that will also protect the life of that mother. That’s been consistently proven.  Unlike Hillary Clinton, who has a radical position in terms of support for Planned Parenthood, I defunded Planned Parenthood more than four years ago, long before any of these videos came out. I’ve got a position that’s in line with everyday America,” Walker said.

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Following the Republican presidential debate, Walker discussed his pro-life views with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

During the interview, Walker talked about the pro-life bills he signed as governor — including measures to cut taxpayer funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business and to allow women considering an abortion a chance to see the ultrasound of their unborn baby, which helps many women change their minds and choose life. Walker defended signing those pro-life bills.

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Here’s the video of that exchange:

Walker has previously called for de-funding Planed Parenthood state by 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.

“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.”