Wisconsin Republicans Introduce Bill to Protect Babies From Abortions

Wisconsin Republicans introduced a bill Friday that would ban abortion at 14 weeks, just months before the 2024 presidential primary.

The bill would limit abortions in the state for an additional six weeks because Wisconsin already has a 20-week ban on the books, according in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In addition to passing the legislature and getting the signature of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, the bill also needs to appear on the ballot for voters during the state’s primary election in April, which is just a few months before the presidential election in November.

The practice of sending a bill to voters for final approval is rarely used in the state, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and abortion referendums have not been very successful in the past, including the most recent for example being on the Ohio ballot in November. There are Republicans disputed how to address the sensitive topic of abortion before the 2024 election, with former President Donald Trump punishment fellow candidate Gov. Ron DeSantis after he signed the six-week ban for the state, saying pro-lifers considered it “too harsh.”

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, a co-sponsor of the bill, has previously said he wants to put the legislation on the ballot for voters in April, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“I want to put something on the ballot in April that allows the people of Wisconsin to be the ones who get the final say in making the abortion decision,” Vos said. “So not the court. This is not the Legislature. This is not the governor. It will be the people who will get the final choice.”

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A spokesman for the governor said he would not sign the legislation if it passed his desk, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In December, Evers told a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he believes citizens in his state “should make their own reproductive health care decisions without interference.”

“I will veto any bill that makes reproductive healthcare less accessible for Wisconsinites than it is today,” Evers also wrote, according to the outlet.

LifeNews Note: Kate Anderson writes for the Daily Caller. Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available free of charge to any eligible news publisher who can provide a large audience.

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