Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took to Twitter Monday to criticize her Republican presidential rival Gov. Scott Walker for signing a law which restricts abortions.
The feud started when Hillary sent out a Tweet criticizing Walker for signing a law which prohibits abortions 20 weeks or more after fertilization, except in the case of a medical emergency. She called the measure dangerous. It is designed, supporters say, so an abortion cannot be performed when the unborn child is clinically considered capable of experiencing pain.
Gov. Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in WI – without exceptions for rape or incest. Extreme and unacceptable. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 21, 2015
Hillary has taken a much different approach to policies governing abortion. She recently argued at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that misguided cultural and religious beliefs have denied women the right to access reproductive healthcare. The difference in opinion is common between Republicans and Democrats. Walker, however, argued her beliefs show just how out of touch she is.
Hillary shows she’s out of touch with the majority of Americans who believe babies at 5 months deserve life. -SW https://t.co/5NG0llQRbd
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 21, 2015
Abortion has come under increased scrutiny in the past week after a video was released detailing how Planned Parenthood allegedly harvested fetus organs with the procedure. In 2011 Walker signed a budget bill that eliminated state and federal funding for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin. In the wake of the video, Walker said people should find what happened wrong no matter where they stand on the issue.