Bill would bar state health plans from covering abortions, with some exceptions


A bill that would prohibit the Group Insurance Board from providing some abortions for public employees or contracting to do so "corrects a practice" Wisconsinites don't agree with, according to its GOP authors.
The legislation faced a strong backlash from Dems, who argued it eliminates physicians' role in deciding when an abortion is "medically necessary" and instead substitutes politicians' judgment.
The bill, authored by Sen. David Craig and Reps. André Jacque, Ron Tusler and Janel Brandtjen, would allow for exceptions for rape, incest and to protect the mother's life. Currently, the state ...

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