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Republicans, UW Clash Over Abortion Ban Proposal


Republican lawmakers and University of Wisconsin officials are sparring over a bill that end an arrangement allowing UW doctors to train to perform abortions at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

The bill's chief sponsor, Sen. Andre Jacque, argued during a hearing before the Senate's families and children committee on Wednesday that the deal violates state law prohibiting taxpayer-funded abortions.

Robert Golden, dean of the UW medical school, countered that ending the arrangement would result in the school's obstetrics-gynecology program losing its federal accreditation and  that would-be gynecologists will enroll elsewhere.

He says that would exacerbate a shortage of gynecologists in Wisconsin.

The committee is not expected to vote on the bill.

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