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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rep. Joe Walsh Tempers Controversial Remark About Life-Saving Abortions

The Hill - Healthwatch Blog: Rep. Joe Walsh: Abortion never necessary to save women's lives, by Elise Viebeck:

Joe WalshRepublican Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) said Thursday that abortions are "absolutely" never necessary to save the lives of pregnant women. 

"With modern technology and science, you can't find one instance," Walsh said. "There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing.". . . 

The Congressman later modified his position:

The Hill - Healthwatch Blog:  Rep. Joe Walsh edges away from controversial remark about abortion, by Elise Viebeck:

Republican Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) on Friday tempered his remark that abortions are never necessary to save the lives of pregnant women, saying such a situation might arise in "very rare circumstances." 

The freshman congressman stoked controversy Thursday when he said that medicine has advanced to the point that abortions are never necessary. . . . 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/2012/10/congressman-says-abortion-is-never-necessary-to-save-womens-lives-later-backtracks.html

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