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Health insurance plans for Wisconsin state employees could not cover abortions, with few exceptions, under a bill considered by a legislative committee on Wednesday.
One proposal instead urges donations from stillbirths, miscarriages.
Lawmakers circulating the new bill said it would promote research that is "ethical, innovative and effective." Supporters of fetal tissue research bans say parents of aborted children cannot provide consent to donate the fetus for scientific use.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald told reporters Thursday, "I'm still optimistic we can come up with something that makes sense."
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas's restrictions on abortion clinics, which could have implications in Wisconsin where Republican lawmakers have replicated such regulations.
The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 decision on Monday that a 2013 Texas law places an "undue burden" on a woman's right to end a pregnancy.
Wisconsin is not exactly at the forefront of relieving citizens of the annoyance of political robocalls.
Anti-abortion advocates are urging state lawmakers to pass a trio of bills targeting fetal tissue research and funding for abortion providers in Wisconsin before the end of this legislative session.
Call it Walker's early Christmas gift to politicians and their anonymous kingmakers.
Two years ago, Gov. Walker signed into law a bill that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic or discontinue performing the procedure.
Planned Parenthood and Gov. Scott Walker's administration are still at war over a law that aims to tighten restrictions on abortion access in Wisconsin.
Both liberals and conservatives were handed victories in two court decisions handed down late Friday and early Monday.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin public policy director Nicole Safar talks about the group's priorities and concerns for the next legislative session.
A liberal advocacy group contends that AG candidate Brad Schimel has voiced conflicting intentions regarding his approach to laws struck down by the courts.
The anti-abortion group has supported Walker in past elections, but did not endorse him this year. His website still touts the group's endorsement.
Rep. Chris Taylor will testify Tuesday before a Senate committee on the Women's Health Protection Act that would prevent further laws from being passed that didn't protect women's health or safety.
The Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law requiring protesters to stay 35 feet from an abortion clinic's entrances — but the fate of Madison's floating buffer zone ordinance is still unclear.
Gov. Scott Walker joked about appointing U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Diane Sykes at Federalist Society event last year.
The state Department of Justice requested the U.S. Supreme Court reinstate a law requiring abortion providers to be available at hospitals wit…
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Right to Life weigh in on the effect viewing an ultrasound image has on a woman's decision to have an abortion.
Says Planned Parenthood is a racist organization, Democrats shouldn't be supporting the practice of sex-selection abortions
Wisconsin finds itself listed among the country's worst states for reproductive rights as its abortion laws continue to face litigation.
The 36-year-old wife of state Rep. Chad Weininger has spent her career in conservative politics and plans to pursue an agenda of 'life and women's issues.'
Oral arguments in the case brought against the state by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and others will begin at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
A judge granted an injunction to keep a similar law from taking effect in Wisconsin.