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Push for four new Abortion Bills


MADISON, Wisconsin (WKOW) - Wisconsin's largest anti-abortion group will push for four new bills in the next session of the state legislature.

One would follow a law in other states that requires the woman seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound of her fetus.  Another would prohibit public employees from using their state health insurance to pay for abortions. While others would prohibit abortions based on the sex of the child or that would cause pain to the fetus.

Jenni Dye of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin says, "They quite often are just blanket bans and they don't look at the actual circumstances of an individual case and an individual case made by a woman and her doctor."

While Republican Senator Glenn Grothman of West Bend says, "I'd be surprised if even one percent of the bills passed this session have to do with a Pro-Life issue. Nevertheless there's some issues out there that do demand attention."

Governor Walker says that he has not seen those proposals, but claims that no matter what, they will not be priorities for him in the next legislative session.  He wants the focus to be on jobs and the economy.

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