Wisconsin Assembly Approves Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks, Sends to Governor

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Assembly gave final legislative approval on Thursday to a measure banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother has a medical emergency. Representatives approved the bill by a vote of 61-34, sending it to Governor Scott Walker for his signature. Walker, who is set to announce his candidacy on Monday for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, will sign the bill into law, a spokeswoman for the governor has said. The bill, which makes no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, was passed 19-14 by the Republican-led state Senate on June 9.