Walsh said he was against abortion “without exception,” including rape, incest and in cases in which the life or health of the mother was in jeopardy.
Asked by reporters after the debate if he was saying that it’s never medically necessary to conduct an abortion to save the life of a mother, Walsh responded, “Absolutely.”
“With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance,” he said. “… There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing.”
(via Walsh, Duckworth clash on Medicare, abortion - chicagotribune.com)
From a practical policy standpoint, firebrand Rep. Joe Walsh’s “no exceptions” attitude is in step with the GOP’s party platform, though out of step with the Romney/Ryan ticket’s newfound claims to support such rape and incest exceptions.