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Wisconsin GOP Going After Webcam Abortions | Care2 Causes

Wisconsin GOP Going After Webcam Abortions | Care2 Causes

Early this week Wisconsin Senate Republicans passed a series of additional restrictions on women seeking abortions . Like so many of these aggressively restrictive bills , their rhetoric is cloaked in “helping” and “protecting” women despite the fact the restrictions do neither. SB 306 is deceptively called the Coercion and Webcam Abortion Prevention Bill and contains three main components. The first component requires doctors to speak alone and in person with a woman seeking an abortion and to inform her of services for victims of domestic abuse if they believe she’s being coerced into seeking an abortion. Current Wisconsin law has a lengthy script physicians must cover with patients 24 hours prior to the procedure but it does not specify that conversation happen “face-to-face.” The bill also eliminates the possibility of “webcam” abortions by requiring doctors examine pa...

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