Wisconsin Senate Descends Into Chaos During Debate Over Abortion Bill
The debate over a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound procedure before being permitted to have an abortion resulted in an explosive shouting match on the floor of the Wisconsin Senate Wednesday.
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D) began by reading various letters from her constituents complaining about the adverse affects the proposed legislation may have on women and victims of rape.
Vinehout‚Äôs argument was rebutted by her Republican colleague state Sen. Mary Lazich, who pointed out that victims of rape and incest are exempted in the anti-abortion legislation. She dismissed Vinehout‚Äôs argument as ‚Äútheatrics.‚ÄĚ
Lazich went on to argue that families are entitled to ‚Äúfull information‚ÄĚ about their decisions before deciding to abort a baby....