The state’s GOP lawmakers looking to stop fetal tissue research have met opposition from both the medical community and Wisconsin’s powerful business lobby.
Reps. André Jacque (R-De Pere) and Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) circulated a draft of the bill this week and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) promised a floor vote for the bill even though it hasn’t yet been formally introduced.
With several abortion restrictions on hold, anti-choice activists are using their down time to prepare for a new push to grant legal rights to fertilized eggs via a “personhood” measure.
Anti-choice lawmakers in Wisconsin, nearly done tussling over the yearly budget, are now turning their attention back to reproductive rights restrictions.
State Rep. Jacque must be preparing to win the “most anti-woman” award in the Wisconsin legislature this session.