The Wisconsin legislature is expected to pass four pro-life bills Wednesday to educate and empower parents while protecting their unborn babies from being killed in abortions.
The Republican-led state Assembly is expected to approve the bills after the state Senate passed them by a strong majority last week. The legislation soon will head to Gov. Tony Evers’ desk. A pro-abortion Democrat, Evers is expected to veto the legislation.
All four bills would provide life-saving information and support to protect unborn babies from abortion. Prior to the vote, Republican lawmakers said the measures should not be controversial and they should have bipartisan support.
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The Woman’s Right to Know Act (Senate Bill 591), sponsored by state Sen. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, would require abortionists to inform their patients of the life-saving abortion pill reversal procedure, which has saved more than 2,500 babies’ lives thus far.
Another bill, the Prenatal Diagnosis Information Act (Senate Bill 592), would require doctors to provide educational resources and support to parents whose unborn babies test positive for congenital disorders.
A third bill, the Shield the Vulnerable Act (Senate Bill 593), would ban discriminatory abortions that are performed solely based on the unborn baby’s sex, race or disability diagnosis.
A fourth bill would defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups of tax dollars by prohibiting abortion facilities from being state-certified Medicaid providers, the Journal Sentinel reports.
Wisconsin Right to Life, the leading pro-life organization in the state, praised state lawmakers for prioritizing protections for mothers and babies.
“The heart of the pro-life movement is to value the life of all unborn children, and provide loving support to women as they chose life for their unborn children,” said Gracie Skogman, legislative director at Wisconsin Right to Life, earlier this fall. “Providing women with critical information and support when facing an unexpected pregnancy is an integral part of this mission.”
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 6,372 abortions in 2019.
ACTION ALERT: Contact Gov. Tony Evers to urge him to sign these bills into law.