The Wisconsin Assembly took action yesterday on separate pieces of legislation regarding women's abortion rights.
Women seeking an abortion would need to first have an ultrasound of the fetus under a bill passed by the state legislature and sent to the Governor for his signature.
The measure would require that a technician point out the features of the fetus and its organs. The bill would also prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless the physician possessed admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.
The bill passed in the Republican controlled Assembly on a 56-39 vote. It was approved earlier in the state Senate.
Other action taken yesterday on abortion related legislation in the state Assembly included:
- Approval of a bill that would make abortions more expensive for public workers and allow religious organizations to refuse insurance coverage for contraceptives;
- And, approval of a bill that would ban abortions based on the sex of a fetus.
The two bills are on the state Senate.