Michels: Would sign abortion ban with rape/incest exceptions

Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 2:10 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Tim Michels says he would sign an abortion ban with exceptions for rape and incest if it came to his desk as governor. That’s a shift from his earlier statement that the state’s 1849 ban - with an exception only for the life of the mother - was “an exact mirror” of his position. Currently, an 1849 law bans all abortion procedures in Wisconsin, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Polls have repeatedly shown that a majority of people in Wisconsin support abortion rights. A spokeswoman for Evers’ campaign says she doubts that Michels’ views have changed.

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