Gov. Scott Walker noncommittal on fetal tissue research ban

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Gov. Scott Walker

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker isn’t saying whether he supports the current version of a bill in the Legislature that would ban research involving aborted fetal body parts.

Walker was asked Wednesday about the measure, which drew opposition from University of Wisconsin and private researchers at a public hearing Tuesday.

Walker says his focus is on stopping what was shown on undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials that raised questions about whether the organization was profiting from the sale of fetal tissue.

Walker says “we’ll certainly watch throughout the process as to how they get something like that.”

Bill co-sponsor Rep. Joel Kleefisch says he is “extremely optimistic” Walker will sign a bill making the procurement of aborted fetal body parts illegal.

The Legislature could vote on the bill next month.

1 Comment

  • Fred

    Of course he’s isn’t going to commit either way, he’s a lying politician who is only out to help himself. Once you take a side you lose some voters. Then when you change your view they say you flip-flopped on the issue. It’s best just to avoid any original defined thoughts of your own and by all means never speak from the heart what your true stance or opinion is on anything…….follow those rules and you too can become a career politician ‘working for the people’…what a joke………

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