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Wisconsin Legislature to send abortion bills to governor

Posted at 6:49 AM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 07:49:19-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature is poised to send four anti-abortion bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who has vowed to veto the measures.

One so-called born alive bill touted by President Donald Trump would require doctors to care for babies that survive an abortion or face felony charges and up to life in prison.

The Assembly passed the bill and three others last month. They are up for final approval Wednesday in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 19-14 majority.

None will become law once Evers follows through on his veto promise.

The votes come as anti-abortion politicians and activists feel emboldened by the addition of conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. They hope to ignite legal fights and eventually overturn the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion.

AP-WF-06-05-19 1108GMT