In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Dr. Tony Evers, the Democratic candidate running for governor of Wisconsin, compared having an abortion to having a tonsillectomy.
The news outlet asked the candidate if he was in favor of funding for abortions to come from Medicaid.
Evers replied saying, "We need to have the Medicaid money be available for all people and restricting it because of a certain procedure, whether it's a tonsillectomy or any other procedure, seems to me a foolhardy thing to do."
When evangelist Franklin Graham got wind of this comparison he decided to speak out about it.
Graham took to Facebook writing, "What does it say about our culture when it is acceptable to compare an abortion to a tonsillectomy? That's pretty unbelievable."
He continued, "An abortion is the killing of a child in the womb, intentionally ending a life. Taxpayers paying for tonsil removal is not at all the same as paying for an abortion."
Graham went on to say, "Far too many people who want to be governors, legislators, professors, and teachers in this nation have fallen prey to a culture of death philosophy. They are denying the worth of millions of children made in the image of God."
According to The Weekly Standard, Evers said the Democratic Party needs pro-life voters.
"We have a big tent here in Wisconsin. We have to in order to win elections," the candidate said. "And yes, pro-life Democrats are welcome in the party, and I respect their decisions on this issue."
The Weekly Standard reports, Medicaid funding of elective abortions is banned Wisconsin.
Evers, the superintendent of public instruction in Wisconsin, is running against the incumbent, Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
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