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Fri June 14, 2013
State Assembly Approves Anti Abortion Legislation
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.