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Wisconsin GOP looks to block abortions if heartbeat detected


Wisconsin Republicans have introduced a bill that would prohibit abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The bill is modeled after a Texas law that passed last year.

The legislation would prohibit anyone from performing or attempting to perform an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is present.

There would be exceptions if the pregnant woman's life is in danger or she could suffer irreversible physical problems from the pregnancy.

A doctor who violates the prohibition would be subject to investigation by the state Medical Examining Board.

Anyone could sue an abortion provider who violates the prohibition.

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers almost certainly will veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

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