Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Evers promises to veto Republican-backed abortion billSubmitted: 04/23/2019
Evers promises to veto Republican-backed abortion bill
Story By Associated Press

Photos By Driscb21 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75898838

MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers says he will veto a Republican-authored bill that could send doctors to prison for life if they fail to give medical care to babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt.

The Democratic Evers tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a story published Tuesday that he won't sign the bill because of existing protections and criminal penalties in state law.

The bill is co-authored and sponsored by Republican leaders in both the Senate and Assembly. Evers says introducing the bill was designed "to create division."

Bill co-author Republican Senate President Roger Roth says Evers decision not to sign the measure before a public hearing shows "he has gone farther to the extreme than I imagined."

Some abortion-rights advocates and doctors say the proposal leaves a false impression that the extremely rare scenario is common. Anti-abortion advocates say one time is too many.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

WOOD COUNTY - State Highway 13 is closed in both directions just south of Wisconsin Rapids due to a crash.

+ Read More

ARPIN - A tractor versus truck crash in Wood County caused significant injuries after the tracker operator was thrown from their seat.

It happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The tractor was traveling north on County Hwy K when it was rear-ended by a truck.

The tractor driver was airlifted to the hospital by Life Link of Marshfield. The truck driver was treated for minor injuries and let go.

The names of those involved are not being released at this time. 

The Wood County Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin State Patrol will investigate the crash. 

The Marshfield Police Department, Arpin Fire Department and Pittsville Ambulance also responded to the scene.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - ArtStart in Rhinelander features the work of artists from all over the world in many different mediums. 

Now it'll share the life story of two famous Mexican artists.

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU - A new furniture gallery at the Wausau Center mall hopes to bring back customers and jobs to the struggling shopping center. 

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - The Oneida County Health Department told people to stay away from a popular freshwater spring this week after tests showed high levels of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the water.

The Crescent Spring on South River Road joins the nearby Rhinelander municipal Well 7 with high PFAS levels.

The Health Department and DNR don't know where the contamination is coming from.

"Especially when we're talking about the Crescent Spring and the sheer number of people that get their water from the Crescent Spring, we definitely wanted to be proactive [in keeping people away from it]," said Todd Troskey, an environmental health specialist with the Health Department.

+ Read More

FORT SCOTT, KS - A man charged with tampering with a vehicle owned by two missing Wisconsin brothers is facing new charges in Kansas.

The Kansas City Star reports Garland Nelson is charged in Bourbon County, Kansas, with endangering the food supply. Prosecutors say Nelson didn't have proper health papers when he took 35 calves from his family's farm in Missouri to a farm in Fort Scott, Kansas, in May.

+ Read More

GREEN BAY - Dash cam video captured a wild police chase in Brown County last Friday. The driver led police across two counties and into oncoming traffic.

The chase began when someone called 911 to report a dangerous driver.

The chase reached speeds of 100 mph as Jonathan Tease, drove into oncoming traffic. It lasted about 45 minutes and covered more than 40 miles.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: