Wisconsin Democrat Governor Vetoes All Pro-Life Bills Passed by Republican Lawmakers
Wisconsin Democrat Gov. Tony Evers fulfilled his promise Friday to veto all the pro-life bills passed by the state legislature, including one that would have protected babies who survive abortion from infanticide.
I just vetoed AB 179, AB 180, AB 182, and AB 183. Everyone should have access to quality, affordable healthcare, and that includes reproductive healthcare. Politicians shouldn’t be in the business of interfering with decisions made between patients and their healthcare providers. pic.twitter.com/sj9hNJ3WDC
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) June 21, 2019
The Republican-led Assembly and Senate passed the four measures with all Democrats opposing them.
“I am vetoing this bill in its entirety because I object to the political interference between patients and their healthcare providers,” Evers said in his veto message regarding Assembly Bill 179, the Born-Alive legislation. “Further, this bill is redundant because the protections this bill seeks to provide already exist in state law.”
The bill would have given lifetime prison sentences for abortionists who failed to provide medical care to infants who were born alive after abortions.
Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion vendor – expressed its gratitude to Evers on Twitter:
— Planned Parenthood (@PPAWI) June 21, 2019
“I’m incredibly saddened, though not surprised, that Gov. Evers has chosen to ignore the voices of Wisconsinites from all over the state who support these pieces of legislation,” said Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “As a father, conservative, and legislator, I will continue fighting for those who don’t have a voice and ensuring our unborn receive the protections they deserve.”
— Chris Woodward (@afncwoodward) June 24, 2019