Wednesday, May 15, 2019

When it comes to abortion legislation, it's all about the GOP pandering to, shoring up its base

Q&A: Wisconsin's "born-alive abortion" bill addresses rare circumstances.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/15/2019)

What's it all about?

A Republican-backed bill to protect “abortion survivors” just failed. It still matters.  (Vox, 2/26/2019)
But reproductive rights and physicians’ groups said the bill could criminalize doctors and was unnecessary since laws already exist to protect an infant in the extremely unlikely scenario of a birth after an abortion attempt. “The bill maligns and vilifies providers and patients to push a false narrative about abortion later in pregnancy,” Dr. Kristyn Brandi, a board member of Physicians for Reproductive Health, told Vox in an email. 
By putting up the bill despite its poor chances of passing, Sasse and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were focusing attention on an aspect of the abortion debate they may see as a wedge issue for some voters: abortions very late in pregnancy.

Source: Pew Research

Related posts:
Alabama: State Representative Rich Wingo is no longer a back door man.  (5/9/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Pandering once again, Wisconsin GOP looks to shore up its base. (5/8/2019)
Scott Walker's legacy: Taking credit where no credit is due.  (1/7/2019)

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