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Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Renew Anti-Abortion Push

Bills Aimed At Restricting Abortions Likely Face Governor's Veto

Interior of State Capitol
Phil Roeder (CC-BY)

Wisconsin Republicans are making a new push to curtail abortion in the state with an eye toward the 2020 elections.

Republican legislators introduced four bills designed to curb abortion. The most prominent is a measure that would require doctors to care for children born alive during abortion attempts.

The bills have almost no chance of getting past Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. But Republicans want to energize their base heading into next year’s elections.

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President Donald Trump voiced his support for the born-alive bill during a Green Bay rally April 27, saying that right now a mother and doctor could decide to “execute” abortion survivors.

Evers says doctors aren’t killing babies after failed abortions and called Trump’s remarks “blasphemy.”