(The Hill) – Georgia Senate nominee and former soccer star Herschel Walker said Wednesday that he supports abortion bans without exception for rape, incest or maternal health.
“There is no exception in my mind,” Walker told reporters after a campaign speech. “Like I said, I believe in life. I believe in life.”
Walker’s campaign, which was reached for comment, told The Hill that he is “pro-life and will not apologize for it”.
Georgia’s 2022 primaries are set for Tuesday, and all signs point to Walker being on his way to a smooth win for the Republican nomination to face Senator Raphael Warnock (D) in November.
Abortion has become a hot topic in the midterm elections after Politico leaked a draft advisory showing the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. The document was not the final ruling on the case, which will be released this summer.
Congressional Democrats tried to pass a bill that would codify Roe v. Wade, but it was blocked in the Senate by Republicans and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va.).
If the case is quashed, the laws regarding abortion would largely be up to the states.
Walker’s adamant anti-abortion stance follows a National Right to Life endorsement.
“Herschel Walker will be a very effective champion for unborn babies and their mothers in Washington and he has shown the passion and perseverance it takes to win the crucial race in the Georgia Senate,” said Carol Tobias, the president of the Georgia Senate. organization.
“Georgia deserves a pro-life senator like Herschel Walker who is committed to building a culture of life,” added Tobias. †Walker’s attitude to life stands in stark contrast to Warnock’s out-of-touch record supporting abortion for any reason right up to birth.”