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Wisconsin Likely to Force Abortion Seekers to Meet the Fetus

Peter Z. Scheer
Managing Editor
Peter Scheer grew up in the newspaper business, spending family vacations with his mother at newspaper editors' conferences, enjoying daycare in editorial departments and begrudgingly reviewing his father's…
Peter Z. Scheer

Democrats in Wisconsin do not have the power to defeat a bill favored by the state’s legislature and governor that would require women to have an ultrasound before they can have an abortion.

AP via Pioneer Press and Political Wire:

While Democrats were able to temporarily hold up the bill, they don’t have the votes to kill it.

Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, said the proposal is intended to “tell women they can’t think or make decision on their own.”

Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, added the Legislature would interfere in physicians’ medical decisions by mandating ultrasounds.

“All of a sudden the Senate is full of doctors.” he joked.

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Of particular concern to pro-choice advocates is the speed with which the bill has moved through the legislature, giving the opposition little time to mount a challenge.

— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer.

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