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Thursday, June 13, 2013

 4:19 PM 

Kestell rebuts claims on sex-selective abortion bill

Rep. Steve Kestell, R-Elkhart Lake, is responding to the claims by Democrats that the bill is not needed, is racist or that it is intrusive because it could compel pulling women's medical records if a case is brought to court.

Kestell says a study published by researchers from Columbia University and Berkley University showed a prevalence of certain ethic groups participate in sex-selective abortions. Kestell claims the issue is a rising problem in the nation. In the press availability before the session, Kestell admitted that he had not heard of any incidents or clinics that market toward performing sex-selective abortions in Wisconsin, it's an issue of concern regardless.

"Why have most of the developed countries around the globe already dealt with this issue," Kestell said.

Kestell also derided the Dem amendment that was voted down earlier, saying it was akin to someone saying "murder is bad." He also added the bill could provide the "Kumbayah moment we're all looking for." That received some groans and chortles from Dems.


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