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Wisconsin Assembly poised to approve ‘born alive’ bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is poised to pass a so-called “born alive” anti-abortion bill passed in other states that President Donald Trump has touted.

The Republican-backed proposal up for a vote Wednesday would require abortion providers to care for babies who survive abortion attempts or face prison.

Opponents say babies are almost never born alive after failed abortion attempts and in the rare instances when they are, doctors are ethically bound to try and keep them alive.

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has vowed to veto the bill should it pass the Legislature. It was not scheduled for a vote in the Senate.

The Assembly was also voting on three other abortion-related bills, including one that would prohibit abortions based on the fetus’ race, sex or defects.

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