Tuesday, July 1, 2014

7-2-14 fetal pain bill

The outgoing director of Wisconsin Right to Life says she is hopeful the group’s No. 1 priority next session will be approved.  Barbara Lyons says the “fetal pain bill” would ban abortion after 20 weeks. "The bbasis for the prohibition would be that science has proven that an unborn child at that age can feel extreme pain from the abortion procedure,"  Barbara Lyons said.  Lyons says the bill will take priority over two other WRTL-backed bills that didn't pass the Senate.   One sought to allow mothers, fathers and grandparents to sue physicians who perform an abortion based on the sex of the fetus. Another sought to ban abortion coverage through insurance plans for public employees along with exempting faith-based groups from a state law requiring policies that cover prescription drugs also cover contraceptives.   Similar bans have been struck down in states like Idaho, Georgia and Arizona. In the Arizona case, the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year declined to review the appeals court decision. 

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