Senate to take up ultrasound bill Tuesday
A bill that would require a pregnant woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound barreled toward approval Monday with a favorable committee vote and the scheduling of debate in the full Senate on Tuesday.
The fast-tracked bill, introduced last week and approved on a partisan 3-2 vote Monday in committee, also would require that an abortion provider have the authority to admit patients into a hospital within 30 miles of where the abortions are performed.
As a result of that provision, the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Appleton would close, according to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. There are four abortion clinics in the state. The other three are in Madison and Milwaukee. ...
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