Abortion Bill Gets Public Hearing and Gov. Walker's Support
The bill would ban abortions in Wisconsin after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Proponents say, at that point, an unborn child may be capable of experiencing pain. Gov. Walker said Monday he would sign the ban into law, whether or not it includes exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The bill does not include exemptions.
When asked about the legislation during an appearance in Delavan, Walker called the proposed ban "rational and reasonable."
The public can comments on the bill Tuesday. The Assembly Committee on Health and the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will conduct a joint public hearing at the state Capitol.