Pro-Life Bills Moving Through Wisconsin Legislature

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Two Republican-sponsored pro-life bills are moving forward in the state Senate and could be passed next week.

The Associated Press reports the Senate Health and Human Services Committee scheduled a vote for Thursday on the measures that previously passed the Assembly. The full Senate could take the bills up as soon as Tuesday, its last scheduled day to be in session this year.

One bill would ban abortions based on the sex of the fetus. Another would prohibit the state health insurance from covering abortions as well as exempt religious organizations from providing insurance coverage for contraceptives.

The AP notes that Democratic opponents accuse Republicans of using the proposals to dictate women’s medical care and score points with the conservative base. Gov. Scott Walker supports both bills.

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