Abortion ban changes split Wisconsin GOP under veto threat

Wisconsin Republicans who control the Legislature are divided over whether to push for rape and incest abortion exceptions in the face of their Democratic governor's pledge to veto any bill that keeps the state’s 173-year-old ban in place. Gov. Tony Evers and Democrats are suing to overturn the state abortion ban. Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told The Associated Press on Thursday that he will push for passage of a bill granting clear exceptions to protect the life and health of the mother and in cases of rape and incest. But Senate Republican Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu says he won't bring forward such a bill because it's a tough vote for Republicans to take.

Sarah Godlewski: Republicans calling for voters to decide abortion trying ‘to fool you’

LA CROSSE (WKBT)- Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski says when it comes to an statewide referendum on abortion, Republican candidates have been dishonest. Godlewski on Tuesday joined Wisconsin Third Congressional District candidate Brad Pfaff  at UW-La Crosse for a roundtable on reproductive rights. The Eau Claire native said any Wisconsin politician who says a decision on abortion should be left…

Wisconsin legislature ends another special session in seconds without debate

Wisconsin Democrats up for election in five weeks are putting abortion in the spotlight, with the Republican-controlled Legislature taking less than a minute to reject Gov. Tony Evers' call to create a way for voters to get a chance to repeal the state’s 1849 abortion ban. Evers and other Democrats on the ballot Nov. 8 are trying to turn the election into a referendum on abortion. But Evers’ opponent Tim Michels, Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and other Republicans are focusing instead on crime and public safety in arguing that Democrats have failed to keep the state safe.