Scott Walker’s ad claiming he’s moderate on abortion gets a much-needed annotation

As we know, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the worst–on a great many issues, including abortion, which he believes should be outlawed completely.

But now that he’s up for re-election and facing an ad campaign by Emily’s List highlighting his terrible record on reproductive rights, he apparently hopes people will forget all about that. In a new ad, dubbed “brazenly misleading” by Mother Jones, Walker does his best to claim he’s somehow a “reasonable” moderate on abortion rights without outright lying through his teeth. Here’s a version that’s been helpfully annotated by LOL GOP so you can hear what he really means.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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