Wisconsin may ban abortions after 20 weeks

Republicans announce bill that would impose ban; governor Scott Walker says he will sign it when it crosses his desk Continue reading…

Source: www.theguardian.com

The state revised its child abuse statutes in 1998 to allow authorities to take a fetus into protective custody if the mother is abusing drugs or alcohol during her pregnancy.

The bill’s sponsor in the state assembly, Republican representative Jesse Kremer posted a statement on his web site explaining that the procedure would impose undue pain on a fetus.

“Viability is not the only compelling reason to preserve life. It has been determined that by the fifth month of pregnancy, or 20 weeks, an unborn child is able to feel pain,” he wrote…

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