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Assembly to vote on abortion bill


A bill designed to make sure a woman isn't forced into having an abortion is up for a vote in the Legislature.

The state Assembly was scheduled to vote on the measure Tuesday.

The proposal would add more guidelines physicians must follow to ensure a woman isn't pressured into getting an abortion by a partner or family member.

The bill would also ban doctors from using a webcam to speak with patients before prescribing abortion-inducing drugs, something that currently isn't being done in Wisconsin.

Supporters of the bill say it protects women. Opponents say it infringes on the patient-physician relationship.

The Senate passed the bill in February. The Assembly's approval would send it to Gov. Scott Walker.

The Legislature adjourns Thursday.


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