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Thursday, March 15, 2012

 10:05 PM 

Abortion consent bill passed

The Assembly has concurred in SB 306 by a 60-33 margin after some 2 1/2 hours of debate.

Dems continued to hammer the bill, with Rep. Sandy Pasch, D-Whitefish Bay, calling the measure "an abomination to women."

Fifteen Dem amendments were turned aside during debate on the bill.

Rep. Michelle Litjens, R-Oshkosh, countered that the bill was less about abortion than about protecting women in danger of being coerced into that decision.

"What were talking about here is making sure that a woman is making that choice on her own," Litjens said.


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