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Rep. Taylor seeks repeal of abortion law


MADISON (WKOW) -- A Madison democrat is vowing to repeal Wisconsin's new abortion law.

Governor Walker signed it into law less than two weeks ago.

Thursday morning, Representative Chris Taylor announced legislation to repeal it.

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the law's provision on hospital admitting privileges while he hears a lawsuit.

But Taylor thinks the provision requiring an ultrasound before an abortion should also go.

"I feel like as a policymaker I have an obligation to continue to stand up for women, fight these kinds of very extreme pieces of legislation, even if this is not gonna go anywhere this session.  It will, one day," says Taylor.

Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager says she believes that if the forced ultrasound provision of the bill is challenged in court it would also be found unconstitutional.

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