The Wisconsin Senate passed four pro-life bills by a strong majority Wednesday to educate and empower parents while protecting their unborn babies from being killed in abortions.
One bill, sponsored by state Sen. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, would require abortionists to inform their patients about the life-saving abortion pill reversal procedure, which has saved more than 2,500 babies’ lives thus far.
On the state Senate floor, Kapenga defended the Woman’s Right to Know Act (Senate Bill 591) against “misinformation” claims from some Democrat lawmakers, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Kapenga said the bill “empowers women” by ensuring that they receive basic information about their choices when seeking an abortion.
All four pro-life bills passed in a 20-11 vote and now head to the state Assembly for consideration, according to the report. The Wisconsin legislature has a solid pro-life Republican majority, but Gov. Tony Evers, a pro-abortion Democrat, is expected to veto the legislation.
Along with the informed consent bill, the Senate also passed the Prenatal Diagnosis Information Act (Senate Bill 592), which would require doctors to provide educational resources and support to parents whose unborn babies test positive for congenital disorders.
The Shield the Vulnerable Act (Senate Bill 593), which also passed Wednesday, would ban discriminatory abortions that are performed solely based on the unborn baby’s sex, race or disability diagnosis.
A fourth bill would defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups of tax dollars by prohibiting abortion facilities from being state-certified Medicaid providers, the Journal Sentinel reports.
Wisconsin Right to Life praised state lawmakers for prioritizing protections for mothers and babies.
“The heart of the pro-life movement is to value the life of all unborn children, and provide loving support to women as they chose life for their unborn children,” said Gracie Skogman, legislative director at Wisconsin Right to Life, earlier this fall. “Providing women with critical information and support when facing an unexpected pregnancy is an integral part of this mission.”
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 6,372 abortions in 2019.