5-8-15 abortion bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans have introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  Rep. Jesse Kremer, a Kewaskum Republican, and Sen. Mary Lazich, a New Berlin Republican, co-authored the bill introduced Thursday.  Kremer says the purpose of the bill is to prevent unborn children from feeling pain.  Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling in a statement said the bill would jeopardize women’s health.  Physicians who perform an abortion after 20 weeks in non-emergency situations could be charged with a felony and subject to up to $10,000 fines or 3½ years in prison.  Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday said he supports the bill and hopes the Legislature could move forward with the abortion ban while it works on the budget.

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