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Proposal would refine state law to say life begins at conception


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Legislation to refine Wisconsin state law to say life starts at conception has been introduced at Capitol.

Sponsors say their measure would allow parents to sue if their unborn child dies as the result of wrongful acts.

Current law allows those wrongful death lawsuits when a fetus dies only if a doctor concludes the fetus could have survived birth.

State Representative Andre Jacque and state Senator Glenn Grothman are the sponsors, both Republicans.

At least one Democrat questioned whether the measure was motivated by concern for the well-being of women and their families, or whether it was a way to chip away at women’s rights.