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Republican Congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois said after his Thursday debate against Democratic rival Tammy Duckworth that abortions are never necessary to save a pregnant woman's life, because modern technology has eliminated the risks of childbearing.

Walsh was defending his position that abortion should be outlawed with no exceptions, which is also the Republican Party's official stance on the issue.

"With modern technology and science, you can't find one instance" of a pregnant woman's life being at risk, he told reporters after the debate. "There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing." He added that "advances in science and technology" meant that abortion is never necessary for the health of a mother.

Rep. Joe Walsh, Yahoo 48 Comments [10/22/2012 3:48:40 AM]
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Tempus

Ectopic pregnancy. Eclampsia.

Fuck you.

10/22/2012 4:32:49 AM



Ectopic pregnancy, beeotch.

Just be glad, Joe, that you'll never experience the possibility.

10/22/2012 4:32:55 AM

Canadia

One more clueless representative trying to play at having a grasp of modern medicine for the pile.

10/22/2012 4:36:08 AM

Filin De Blanc

This is what happens when you have an entire party whose ideology is based on a disdain for learning and science.

10/22/2012 4:40:00 AM

fishtank

I think the technical term is "talking out of his ass".

10/22/2012 4:41:11 AM

UHM

PROTIP: Don't make shit up on live TV.

10/22/2012 4:50:33 AM

Table Rock

Tell my wife that after she tells you about her ectopic pregnancy and what happened when it ruptured. I'd love to see her kick you in the nuts.

10/22/2012 6:14:13 AM

The Crimson Ghost

What a load! I would love to pull your sack off Mr. Walsh. Ignorant moron.

10/22/2012 6:20:41 AM

dionysus

How do people like this get in power? Especially in a blue state like Illinois? And if I recall correctly he's not the rep of some bumblefuck area of southern Illinois, he represents a district near Chicago. How the hell does someone whose ideology wouldn't seem out of place in the deepest reaches of Alabama get elected in liberal Chicagoland?

10/22/2012 6:20:47 AM

Mister Spak

Did you hear this from the same doctor who said rape never causes pregnancy?
Oh wait, that was legitimate rape. Maybe Walsh was talking about legitimate pregnancy.

10/22/2012 6:39:09 AM

smartz

We don't live in a science-fiction novel, Representative. What are you the representative of anyways, people who live in Lala-land, Illinois?

10/22/2012 6:39:58 AM

Doubting Thomas

Bullshit. Modern technology (which ironically works far better than prayer) has vastly improved the life expectancies of expectant mothers and babies, but we still have not totally eliminated all risks to the mother.

Another stupid politician who makes me weep for our country. It will be a sad four years if Republicans win the presidency, House, and Senate.

10/22/2012 6:41:38 AM

Martha Jones

Really? Really?

Gestational diabetes still happens. Placenta praevia still happens. Amnotic fluid embolisms still happen. Anemia still happens.

If I get pregnant, I'll automatically be considered a high risk pregnancy due to my PCOS, and said pregnancy, in theory, could cause me severe harm or possibly even kill me.

Fuck you.

10/22/2012 6:47:17 AM

Noneofyourbusiness

How he can say this and not expected to have it immediately debunked? America is the 33rd in the world for maternal death rate.

10/22/2012 7:45:47 AM

Stonespiral

You're a dumbass, Mr. Walsh. That's all anyone can say.

10/22/2012 8:13:42 AM

Mattiedef

The only thing that could save this man now is running around with his arms flailing and saying other stupid shit.

Be the clown!

10/22/2012 8:26:20 AM



ectopic pregnancyfor the win !

Joe, learn some biology.

10/22/2012 9:14:30 AM

Mystik Spiral

This is so retarded I can't even come up with a snarky comment.

10/22/2012 9:25:52 AM

Fundies Make Me Sick

You are a liar and a prick. That is all.

10/22/2012 9:37:32 AM

Anon-e-moose

You want to become another Todd Akin, Joey-boy, far be it from me to stop you.

Just remember how the sane people in the Repubican party - even Mitt Romney - dropped him, as if (and just as fast as) they'd discovered a skidmark on a towel.

To say nothing of Akin instantly alienating half of his potential electorate. PROTIP: Women - as of the early 20th Century - have the right to vote, you know. How to Lose Friends and Alienate people indeed.

10/22/2012 9:51:43 AM

jgc

Just as the advances in automotive design ha made speed limits, seatbelts, DUI enforcement, etc., unnecessary...

Oh, wait...

10/22/2012 10:38:36 AM

beehummingbird

How can someone so obviously ignorant be in a position of power?

10/22/2012 10:47:23 AM

Papabear

Well, this guy's bright enough and so well informed the Republican-led house should appoint him chairman of all health and science related committees. He's really on top of things.

10/22/2012 11:17:59 AM

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10/22/2012 11:32:59 AM

checkmate

He added that "advances in science and technology" meant that abortion is never necessary for the health of a mother.

And nobody gets cancer either, I suppose.

Btw, this "science and technology" you speak of, is that the same science and technology you hate so much and you are doing everything in your power to make sure doesn't get funded?

10/22/2012 12:20:29 PM
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