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Wisconsin Legislature Passes 4 Abortion Bills, Veto Promised

Gov. Evers vows to veto four abortion bills passed by Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate. Gov. Evers vows to veto four abortion bills passed by Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate. |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

Updated: June 05, 2019 01:28 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -  Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate has passed four abortion bills, sending them to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
    
The newly elected Evers has vowed to veto the measures that the state Assembly passed last month. Republicans do not have enough votes to override the promised vetoes.
    
One bill addresses the extremely rare occurrence in which a baby is born alive during an abortion attempt. It would impose criminal penalties on doctors who fail to give medical care to such babies.
    
Republican Senate President Roger Roth says no one should object to saving the lives of children born alive, no matter the circumstance. Democrats say existing laws already cover the situation.
    
The votes come as anti-abortion politicians and activists feel emboldened by the addition of conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    
 

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