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Shame on you, Gov. Evers

by | Apr 24, 2019

By Heather Weininger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life

Before the public even had a chance to speak, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced he will veto legislation to protect babies who survive abortions.

The bill in question will help health care providers understand the degree of care they must offer a baby born alive during a failed abortion. It will also give guidance to those who are an employee of a hospital, physician’s office, or clinic where abortions are performed. If they know that a baby born alive from a failed abortion didn’t receive proper care, they must report this failure to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

When a child is born prematurely via natural labor, induced labor, or via Cesarean section, doctors have a clear understanding of the steps that must be taken to ensure they are giving the child every opportunity at life. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case when a baby is born alive during a failed abortion.

We knew Governor Evers was extreme when it came to abortion, but now we understand how far he is willing to go to protect the abortion industry in Wisconsin.

He refuses to give babies who have already survived death from abortion the same care as a baby born at the same gestational age. Wisconsin’s children – both born and unborn – deserve better than this. Governor Evers needs to stand up for all of our children, not just the ones he thinks are valuable. All life is valuable.

Babies who survive abortions deserve a fighting chance.

For Their Lives.

Categories: Legislation
Tags: abortion