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State Representative Jesse Kremer
(R-Kewaskum) (608) 266-9175 July 9, 2015
Rep. Kremer Heralds Passage of Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Madison, WI – Today the Wisconsin State Assembly passed SB 179, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - a bill that will protect five month old, unborn children from the pain caused by late-term abortion procedures. Prevailing medical evidence affirms that unborn children, at 20 weeks postfertilization, can feel pain. In response to the bill’s passage, Assembly author Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) issued the following statement:
“We have a compelling state interest to protect unborn children from pain, and the ‘Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’ does just that. This bill acknowledges the scientific evidence affirming fetal pain capability at 20 weeks, shifting the moral and ethical direction of our state so that the citizens of Wisconsin will no longer have to tolerate the scientifically proven, painful and gruesome killing of innocent children.
It’s disheartening to see that with this party line vote, politics have taken the place of humanity and morality. This is not a partisan issue, but one of a civilized society. While I’m disappointed in my Democrat colleagues, I’m thrilled to see Wisconsin become a safe haven for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain.”
Having passed the State Senate on June 9, SB 179 now goes on to Governor Walker to be signed into law.
Rep. Kremer represents the 59th Assembly District which includes Southern Calumet, Western Sheboygan, Northern Washington and Eastern Fond du Lac counties.