Senate considers more rules for abortion providers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Senate is set to take up a contentious bill Tuesday that would further mandate how a physician ensures a woman isn't pressured to have an abortion.
The bill adds more rules that physicians must follow to make sure a pregnant women isn't intimidated to abort by a partner or family member. The legislation also bans doctors from using a webcam to speak with patients before prescribing abortion-inducing drugs.
Supporters of the bill say it further protects women. Opponents say it infringes on the patient- physician relationship and reiterates policies that are already prohibited.
If the bill passes it would move to the Assembly.