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Capitol Notes: Wisconsin Republicans try to make headway on abortion ban, get shut down

Maayan Silver
JR Ross, editor of explains why abortion law developments have been difficult for Republicans in the state.

Why do some Wisconsin Republicans but not others support exceptions to the state's 1849 abortion ban? Why are Democrats and anti-abortion groups all against it? Listen to JR Ross, editor of, explain the political backstory. He also digs into the tug-of-war between the GOP and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on other legislation and discusses ballot referendums in the April 4th election.

Maayan Silver has been a reporter with WUWM’s News Team since 2018.