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SB 179 - Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks - Wisconsin Key Vote

John Jagler voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (61-34) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a physician from performing or attempting to perform an abortion on a woman if the fetus has reached a post-fertilization age of 20 weeks, except in the case of a medical emergency (Sec. 7).
  • Specifies that in the case of a medical emergency in which the fetus has reached a post-fertilization age of 20 weeks, a physician is required to perform the abortion in a manner that provides the best opportunity for the fetus to survive (Sec. 7). 
  • Classifies a violation of this bill as a Class 1 felony (Sec. 7). 
  • Authorizes the following individuals to bring a claim for damages against an individual who performs, or attempts to perform, an abortion in violation of this bill (Sec. 7):
    • The woman on whom an abortion was performed or induced; and 
    • The father of the aborted fetus, unless the pregnancy is the result of sexual assault or incest. 

 

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a physician from performing or attempting to perform an abortion on a woman if the fetus has reached a post-fertilization age of 20 weeks, except in the case of a medical emergency (Sec. 7).
  • Specifies that in the case of a medical emergency in which the fetus has reached a post-fertilization age of 20 weeks, a physician is required to perform the abortion in a manner that provides the best opportunity for the fetus to survive (Sec. 7). 
  • Classifies a violation of this bill as a Class 1 felony (Sec. 7). 
  • Authorizes the following individuals to bring a claim for damages against an individual who performs, or attempts to perform, an abortion in violation of this bill (Sec. 7):
    • The woman on whom an abortion was performed or induced; and 
    • The father of the aborted fetus, unless the pregnancy is the result of sexual assault or incest. 

 

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks

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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS VOTED ON DURING A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

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