Compares abortion to a tonsillectomy
August 31, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Tony Evers showed just how extreme he is – telling a reporter that tax dollars should be used to pay for abortions just like they pay for tonsillectomies. After coming in first in Wisconsin Democrats’ dangerous race to the left, Evers is clearly having trouble connecting with Wisconsin voters – taking such a radical position far outside of the mainstream.
Check out the full story from The Weekly Standard here or find excerpts below.
Scott Walker’s Dem Opponent: Tax Dollars Should Pay for Abortions Just Like They Pay for Tonsillectomies
The Weekly Standard
August 29, 2018
Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial nominee running against Scott Walker, said in an interview on Tuesday that the Democratic party needs to be a “big tent” that welcomes pro-life voters order to win in November. While pro-life Democrats are dwindling in numbers in Congress and ostracized within other states, Evers told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that “pro-life Democrats are welcome in the party, and I respect their decisions on this issue.”
Evers then proceeded to compare abortions to tonsillectomies while advocating for unlimited taxpayer funding of elective abortion under Medicaid.
“We need to have the Medicaid money be available for all people and restricting it because of a certain procedure, whether it’s a tonsillectomy or any other procedure, seems to me a foolhardy thing to do,” Evers told me.
Here’s the full exchange:
TWS: One story I’m interested in is the role of pro-life Democrats: Do they have a place in the party? There’ve been fewer and fewer in Congress. What is your message to them? Do you want to see Medicaid funding of abortion generally? I know that’s restricted in Wisconsin.
EVERS: Yeah, we have a big tent here in Wisconsin. We have to in order to win elections. And yes pro-life Democrats are welcome in the party, and I respect their decisions on this issue. But we need to have the Medicaid money be available for all people and restricting it because of a certain procedure, whether it’s a tonsillectomy or any other procedure, seems to me a foolhardy thing to do. So, yes, we have to respect people’s people’s pro-life beliefs, and certainly they’re welcome in the Democratic party. Absolutely
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