Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vowed Monday to veto the state’s born-alive bill mandating doctors provide care to infants who survive abortion procedures, calling the legislation redundant.
“We have all sorts of issues to deal with in the state of Wisconsin and to pass a bill that is redundant seems to be not a productive use of time,” Evers said in a Monday interview,according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “And clearly I ran on the belief — and I still believe — that women should be able to make choices about their health care. But this deals with a specific issue that’s already been resolved,” Evers added.
The proposed bill requires doctors to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care provider would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age,”according to the legislation. A doctor must ensure that a child born alive is immediately taken and admitted to the hospital, under the proposal.
Physicians who violate the law face fines up to $10,000 and a maximum of six years in prison. Complete story here > WISCONSIN GOV WILL VETO ‘BORN ALIVE’ BILL BECAUSE IT’S ‘NOT A PRODUCTIVE USE OF TIME’
Rep Jim Steineke joined us this morning (click below)