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WI Senate likely won't take up 2 anti-abortion bills



MADISON (WKOW) -- It doesn't look like the state Senate will vote next year on two anti-abortion bills.

One would prohibit public workers' health insurance plans from covering abortions and exempt religious organizations from providing insurance coverage for contraceptives. The other would ban abortions based on the sex of the fetus.

Both bills passed the Assembly in June. Senators were supposed to take them up in November. But Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn't know if there's enough support among the GOP to bring the bills up again. He told the Associated Press Republicans feel like they're "spinning our wheels" by passing abortion bills that get tied up in court.


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