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UPDATE: Senate Delays Bill Affecting Abortion Providers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin lawmakers have moved just short of passing a bill that would further mandate how a physician determines if a woman is being pressured to have an abortion.

The state Senate did not vote on the bill Tuesday after Democrats used a procedural move to delay a final vote. It cannot be voted on until the Senate is in session again.

The bill adds more rules that physicians must follow to make sure a pregnant woman isn't intimidated to abort by a partner or family member. The legislation also bans physicians from using a webcam to speak with patients before prescribing abortion-inducing drugs.

Republican supporters of the bill say it protects women. Democratic opponents say it infringes on the patient-physician relationship and reiterates policies that are already prohibited.


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