Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is considered to be one of the front-runners in the current GOP race, clarified that he does not support exceptions to abortion bans even in cases when women may die if they don’t end the pregnancy. When debate moderator Megyn Kelly asked Walker if he would “really let a mother die rather than have an abortion,” the candidate responded that the unborn child should be protected no matter what.
Rubio is now saying that he doesn’t think victims of sexual assault should have access to abortion. When moderator Megyn Kelly asked him about his position on rape and incest exceptions, he said that he has “never advocated” for that policy.
The cuts that the GOP candidates are celebrating had a concrete impact on Planned Parenthood’s ability to serve low-income residents. In 2013, for instance, the group was forced to close four of its clinics in Wisconsin because it couldn’t afford to keep them open.