Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Democratic opponent said in a recent interview that taxpayers should pay for abortions like they pay for “tonsillectomy or any other procedure.”
In an interview with the Weekly Standard’s John McCormack, Democrat Tony Evers also said “pro-life Democrats are welcome in the party, and I respect their decisions on this issue.”
TWS: One story I’m interested in is the role of pro-life Democrats: Do they have a place in the party? There’ve been fewer and fewer in Congress. What is your message to them? Do you want to see Medicaid funding of abortion generally? I know that’s restricted in Wisconsin.
EVERS: Yeah, we have a big tent here in Wisconsin. We have to in order to win elections. And yes pro-life Democrats are welcome in the party, and I respect their decisions on this issue. But we need to have the Medicaid money be available for all people and restricting it because of a certain procedure, whether it’s a tonsillectomy or any other procedure, seems to me a foolhardy thing to do. So, yes, we have to respect people’s people’s pro-life beliefs, and certainly they’re welcome in the Democratic party. Absolutely.
Sure, taxpayer funding for abortion will attract pro-lifers to the Democratic Party. Right.
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