Walker signals little appetite for ‘fetal heartbeat’ six-week abortion ban

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Gov. Scott Walker declined Tuesday to voice support for Wisconsin to enact its version of a new Iowa law that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, typically about six weeks into a pregnancy. “I think our laws protecting life in this state are very strong,” Walker told reporters in Madison. > Wisconsin State Journal

Vukmir’s and Nicholson’s support for strict abortion bans

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The Republicans running for Tammy Baldwin’ U.S. Senate seat – state Sen. Leah Vukmir and businessman Kevin Nicholson – support banning abortion with no exceptions and placing new restrictions on stem cell research, based on their answers to a candidate survey that won them a perfect rating from the group Pro-Life Wisconsin. > AP News

Republican ad accuses Baldwin of wanting to abort the next MLK, Jr.

Or the next Frederick Douglass or Rosa Parks, accuse the ads that have seen airtime on a Milwaukee radio station. According to the narrator, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldinw is a “big reason why” one out of three babies aborted in America are black. > Slate

Walker removes most abortion coverage for Wisconsin public workers

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A bill signed by Gov. Walker Tuesday prohibits government-provided health insurance plans from paying for abortions except in cases of rape or incest or to preserve the life of the mother. The restriction would apply to state workers and thousands of local government employees. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Vinehout defends abortion stance, suggests electing a woman could reduce harassment

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State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout suggested Thursday that Wisconsin would see less sexual harassment with a woman in the governor’s mansion, but argued voters should judge candidates based on their character and qualifications rather than their gender. > Cap Times

State Senate poised to pass abortion limits for public workers

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Abortions for public workers would not be covered by insurance in most cases under a bill the state Senate plans to pass this week as it nears the end of its session. The ban would apply to state workers and thousands of local government employees covered by the state health insurance board. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin Legislature to vote on reinsurance, tax cuts

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In a mad dash to the finish of their legislative session, Wisconsin lawmakers plan to vote this week on several key bills that would address insurance costs, tax cuts, welfare requirements, juvenile justice, abortion, wetlands, child tax credits, school aid, attracting workers and state employee pay raises. > AP News