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Wisconsin Senate Republicans approve “born-alive” legislation

The bill would make intentionally causing the death of a child born alive as a result of an...
The bill would make intentionally causing the death of a child born alive as a result of an abortion a felony punishable by life in prison.(WEAU)
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 7:02 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would make health care providers who let a child that survives an abortion die guilty of a felony.

The Republican-authored measure would require health care provider to exercise the same degree of skill and care to save the child’s life as they would provide for any other child born alive. Violators would be guilty of a felony punishable by up to six years in prison. The bill would make killing a child born alive as the result of an abortion a felony punishable by life in prison.

The Senate approved the bill on a 19-12 vote Tuesday. No Democrats voted for the measure. It now goes to the Assembly.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Senate was set to vote Tuesday on a bill that would make health care providers who let a child that survives an abortion guilty of a felony.

The Republican-authored measure would require any health care provider present at the time of an abortion that results in a child born alive to provide the same level of care that any reasonable provider would give to any other child born alive.

Violators would be guilty of a felony punishable by up to six years in prison.

The bill also would make intentionally causing the death of a child born alive as a result of an abortion a felony punishable by life in prison.

Wisconsin Ethics Commission records show multiple groups have registered against the bill, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. The Wisconsin Catholic Conference, Wisconsin Family Action and Wisconsin Right to Life have registered in support.

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