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Legislature making dash to finish line

The Wisconsin Legislature plans to vote this week on several key bills that would lower insurance costs, cuts taxes and toughen welfare requirements, many of which are a part of Gov. Scott Walker's re-election platform.

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Legislature takes up anti-abortion bills

Anti-abortion proposals that have failed to gain enough support among Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature were back on Thursday, but it remained unclear whether they had enough backing to become law.

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Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing performing abortion

Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision legalizing abortion nationwide.

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Court fumbles with abortion-case ruling

The Court of Appeals rejected Planned Parenthood’s bid for declaratory judgment on the construction of two abortion statutes, and in the process damaged the idea of justiciability.

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State a step away from 20-week abortion ban (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Republicans moved within a step Thursday of banning non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy after the state Assembly approved the prohibition and sent the measure on to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.

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