Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, running against Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, told reporters Thursday night that there should be no abortion exception for the "life of the mother" because "with modern technology and science, you can't find one instance" in which a woman would actually die, according to a radio station. Walsh, of course, is flat wrong. "There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing," Walsh continued. The comments were first reported by the Illinois radio station WGN. "There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing, with advances in science and technology," Walsh said, according to the video above. CREDO superPAC, which is opposing Walsh, tipped HuffPost to the comments. Walsh's remarks echo Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who similarly relied on an ignorance of science and medicine to proclaim a belief that women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/joe-walsh-abortion-exception_n_1983701.html Walsh wouldn't have to go far to find a counter-example that undermines his medical theory. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has spoken movingly on the House floor about needing an emergency procedure to terminate a pregnancy that threatened her life.