On June 5, the Wisconsin State Senate voted on the abortion limits that were passed by the Assembly on May 15. The bills included the "born alive" bill which requires medical professionals to keep the fetus alive after the abortion; banning abortions because of race, gender or disability; and prohibiting Medicaid reimbursements for abortion providers. Governor Tony Evers has promised to veto the bills and neither house has 2/3 majorities required to override the vetoes. During the floor debate on the "born alive" bill, Senate President Roger Roth (R-Appleton) argued, "The bill itself does not restrict access to an abortion or the abortion itself. The bill only addresses what can happen after an abortion...it's not anti-abortion, it's anti-murder." Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) made a rebuttal by arguing, "This bill is full of inflammatory language...Infanticide is already illegal and Wisconsin already has a law banning abortion later in pregnancy."
Watch the full program:
-Senate Floor Part 1: bit.ly/wiseye_senate_part1
-Senate Floor Part 2: bit.ly/wiseye_senate_part2