MADISON, Wis. / (Press Release) -- The Wisconsin State Assembly met today to vote on a series of bills dedicated to strengthening Wisconsin’s protections for the unborn.
“I am proud to have had the chance to vote in favor of each of these proposals,” State Rep. Dave Armstrong (R-Rice Lake) said. “The Senate passed these bills earlier this week, and I sincerely hope that Governor Evers will take this opportunity to support the most vulnerable members of our society. The unborn can’t speak for themselves, so it is our responsibility to protect them.”
Prolife proposals the Legislature passed this week include:
- Senate Bill 16, which requires healthcare providers present at an attempted abortion in which the child is born alive to provide the same degree of care given to children born under normal circumstances.
- Senate Bill 591, which requires a physician to inform a woman considering using a two- step abortion-inducing drug regimen that it is possible stop the abortion process after the first dose if she chooses to do so.
- Senate Bill 592, which requires physicians who perform pre- or postnatal tests for congenital conditions with positive test results to provide the parents with evidence-based educational resources and supportive information about the conditions.
- Senate Bill 593, which prohibits abortions that are based solely on the unborn child’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or congenital disability.
The Assembly also concurred in Senate Bill 538, which generally prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities for the purposes of receiving organ transplants.
“Several months ago, I met with a mother who had a child with a disability and who had serious concerns that her child could be passed over for an organ transplant if she ever needed one,” Representative Armstrong said. “I began looking into the issue for a possible legislative fix, and when I learned that the proposal that became SB 538 was already in the works, I eagerly asked to cosponsor it.”