Walsh is one of the most outspoken members of
the Tea Party freshman class.
He came under fire in mid-October after saying that abortions are "absolutely" never necessary to save the lives of pregnant women because of advances in medical technology. He later edged away from the comment, made after a debate with Duckworth, and said an abortion might be required to save a woman's life in "very rare circumstances."
—This post was updated at 10:47 p.m.