Walker’s Abortion Restrictions Promise Came Day After Group Said He Was Soft On Issue

American Principles Project Had Blasted Governor For Not Taking Harder Stand Against Abortion

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Gov. Scott Walker’s announcement that he will sign a law that would ban abortions after 20 weeks came a day after he’d been called out by a national conservative group for not doing enough to stop abortion.

On Monday, Frank Cannon of the American Principles Project blasted Walker for not taking a harder stand against abortion, saying it made him wonder whether Walker was ready for prime time. Cannon suggested Walker could could ban abortions after 20 weeks. The very next day, Walker’s campaign promised to do just that.

In a meeting with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board during his 2014 campaign for governor, Walker repeatedly declined to say whether he’d support banning abortions after 20 weeks.

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“Those are all things we’d have to look at in a future session out there,” he said.

This latest move by Walker also came after he promised to sign a right-to-work law, despite saying for years that right to work would not happen under his watch.