Scott Walker Compares Abortion To Taking A Baby Home And Killing It, Gets Applause

The former governor of Wisconsin kicked off CPAC with some outrageous hyperbole about women’s medical decisions.

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference began Thursday with the former governor of Wisconsin doing what he does best: telling lies to an audience.

As conservatives continue to pout about a failed bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and could have put doctors performing it in jail for five years, Scott Walker appeared to compare having an abortion to taking a baby home from the hospital and killing it later.

“By the way, it’s not live birth abortion, it’s not infanticide, it is murder if you take the baby home and kill the baby at home, it’s murder,” Walker said. “The same thing is true at the hospital.”

The crowd applauded.

It seems to be a moot point to make, but here it goes: Aborting a fetus and killing an infant are two very different things. Walker surely knows this, he just doesn’t care. Enjoy CPAC.

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