Gov. Walker, in Complete Secrecy, Signed a Proclamation Making the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade “Protect Life Day” in Wisconsin
On the first day of the new legislative term, January 7th, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker went behind the scenes to issue a proclamation that his state would recognize January 22nd, 2013 (yesterday) as “Protect Life Day.” Not-so-coincidentally, that specific date marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Roe v. Wade. In a proclamation that is as secretive as it is misguided, Walker rewrites history and legal precedent by claiming that Roe v. Wade made abortion “legal for any reason during the full nine months of pregnancy.” This blatant lie is then supported up by a slew of flawed statistics.
Extra disheartening though predictable is that Walker issued the proclamation in nearly complete secrecy save the special interest groups which it delighted. Via to Monologues of Dissent,
Scott Walker seems to have tried to push this through as secretly as possible, presumably in the hopes of avoiding massive protests on the 22nd. No where does such a January 7th proclamation show up on his website, in his news releases, in his list of official proclamations, or in the Wheeler Report archive. The Executive Orders page doesn’t show anything more recent than 1/4/13. And his office, strategically, is not open to address the issue.
Is it possible the governor only released a proclamation – issued for and on behalf of the entire citizenry of the state – to special interests groups? If so, is that even legal?
Does our governor truly have so little respect for his constituents and the dignity of his office that he would allow a special interest group to make his proclamation public on the Friday of a holiday weekend, knowing no one from his or any other office could respond before the actual day of the proclamation – Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013?
The answer to all of these questions is an astounding, “of course!” The errand boy for the brothers Koch isn’t going to stop doing his chores just because of some upset protesters. In fact, like most good crooks, he is only getting smarter and better at the cover up.
In addition, an update of the Monologues post indicates that Walker admitted to signing the bill and that his office intends to add it to his website.
For those interested in the language used to commemorate January 22nd, 2013 as “Protect Life Day” in Wisconsin, the proclamation reads:
WHEREAS; 40 years have elapsed since the infamous January 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion for any reason for the full nine months of pregnancy in all of the United States; and
WHEREAS; it is the first and primary duty of the government to protect its citizens, a role which the Court usurped from the states; and
WHEREAS; more than 55 million unborn children have expired from abortions nationally, a human rights abuse unprecedented in American history; and
WHEREAS; more than 540,000 of Wisconsin’s unborn children are lost to Wisconsin families, and their skills and talents are lost to the state of Wisconsin; and
WHEREAS; countless mothers, fathers, families, and society as a whole have suffered devastating consequences from this wholesale destruction of human life; and
WHEREAS; the future of our state and country depend on protection of the weakest members of the human family;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, January 22, 2013, as PROTECT LIFE DAY throughout the state of Wisconsin and I commend this observance to all of our citizens.
The website Scott Walker Watch goes into brilliant detail about the Governor’s troubling 2013 agenda.