Democratic bill gives doctors right of conscience to perform abortions

Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Jason Stein

Madison— Doctors in Wisconsin would gain a right of conscience to perform abortions, sterilizations or other procedures for their patients at certain hospitals even if those institutions didn’t wish to allow them, under long-shot legislation put forward by Democratic lawmakers Thursday.

The proposal by Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) would work as a sort of reverse to the state’s existing conscience clause, which prohibits hospitals and doctors from being required to perform abortions if they oppose them. [Full text]

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