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Walker Promises Further Abortion Restrictions

Weekly Standard Posts Letter From Walker Saying He'd Sign Legislation Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks

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Gov. Scott Walker promised further restrictions on abortion in in an “open letter” posted on the website of the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard on Tuesday.

Walker said he would sign a bill banning most abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy. So far such a bill has not been considered by the state Legislature, but Walker said in the letter that he expects it will be. Walker said he supports a measure banning abortions after 20 weeks at both the state and federal levels.

Nicole Safir is public policy director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

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“We have seen the bill in other states,” she said. “And we are expecting a bill without exceptions (for abortion).”

Wisconsin Right to Life director Heather Weininger said no bill has been introduced yet, but that they support quick action on such a proposal.

Read the letter below: