Scott Walker has taken the position that abortion should not be legal even if the life of the mother is at risk. This goes even beyond those, like Huckabee, Rubio and Carson, who oppose exceptions in cases of rape or incest.
And, get this, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 9% of Americans agree.
So, here’s my question for Scott Walker and the 9% who share his view, which must have occurred to someone besides me: Should there be an exception where all three circumstances are present: rape, incest and the life of the mother. For example, if a 14 year-old girl is raped by her uncle and winds up having life-threatening complications in her pregnancy, should she be required to take the pregnancy to term?
And who would have parental rights over the motherless newborn? The uncle?
And, you know, there’s a reason we have laws against marriage between close relatives. What if the genetic risk here comes to pass, and the baby is destined to be severely handicapped, or deformed?