On Twitter on Monday night, it’s Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker v. former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when it comes to abortion.
Walker signed into law on Monday in Wisconsin a bill that bans abortions in his state after 20 weeks, when babies in the womb are widely considered to have reached a threshold in their development before birth where they can feel pain.
“At five months, that’s the time when that unborn child can feel pain,” Walker said on Monday when signing the bill into law, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “When an unborn child can feel pain, we should be protecting that child.”
Clinton, the clear frontrunner in the Democratic Party, attacked Walker for protecting the unborn.
“Gov. Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in WI – without exceptions for rape or incest. Extreme and unacceptable,” she Tweeted late Monday evening.
Walker himself responded to Clinton in a follow-up Tweet.
“Hillary shows she’s out of touch with the majority of Americans who believe babies at 5 months deserve life,” Walker said.
This all comes as Walker shoots up in the GOP primary polls with the renewed focus he’s placing on social issues and on national security issues.