Wisconsin Democratic Alliance governor Tony Evers filed five Republican-sanctioned bills for abortion on Friday, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor. hear arguments in a case that could reduce if it did not end a woman's right to abortion.
Evers, who made his support for abortion rights a key figure in his 2022 re-election campaign, was widely expected to oppose the measures passed by the GOP-led legislature in October.
"I have said it before, and I will say it again today: as long as I am governor, I will oppose any law that is holding back the reproductive rights of this province - and that is a promise," Evers wrote on Twitter. in announcing the veto.
The Republicans do not have enough votes in the Legislature to abolish the votes. Leaders of the Republican legislature did not immediately send messages back for comment.
One bill, which Evers also opposes in 2019, will impose criminal fines on doctors who fail to provide medical care in a rare case when a baby is born alive following an abortion attempt. Violators will face a maximum sentence of up to six years in prison.
The bill will also make the death of an unborn child deliberately a capital offense.
Doctors emphasize that this proposal is a solution to the problem. They and other opponents claim that babies are almost never born alive during failed attempts at abortion and in rare cases where they are, doctors are already morally and legally obliged to try to keep them alive.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
The second Evers Bill voted for will require doctors to provide parents with newborns and embryos that are found to have a congenital condition in relation to the condition. A third objection would be to ban abortion based on embryonic, racial, or ethnic origin. The Evers closed that measure again in 2019.
"The killing of an unborn child because of gender, race or disability is not a health care option," Sen. Julian Bradley said in a statement. “This is a strong discriminatory system from Governor Evers. The people of Wisconsin should know that life is valued whether they are male or female, white or black, or have a disability. ”
The fourth Evers ban will reduce funding for abortion providers by preventing the state from certifying them as providers under Medicaid. There may be exceptions to cases of sexual harassment or incest or when a woman's life is in danger.
The fifth bill he opposes would require doctors to tell any woman who wants an abortion because of medication that she could change her mind after taking the first dose and continuing to get pregnant.
The claim that drug-induced abortion can be postponed has been criticized by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association as unscientific and potentially dangerous to the patient's health. Evers opposed such a bill two years ago.
These charges come as proponents of abortion rights are concerned that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn its 1973 decision by Roe v. She even approved abortion nationwide before the fetus could live outside the womb, usually during the 24th week of pregnancy. The Wisconsin Act enacted in 1849 made abortion illegal, but not compulsory since Roe v. Wade. That ban will also apply if Roe v. Wade was demolished.