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GOP legislators circulated a bill Tuesday that would prohibit fetal tissue research from for-profit entities and abortion clinics.
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Republican legislators reintroduce ban on fetal tissue research

State Republican lawmakers reintroduced a bill this week that would ban the sale, circulation and research of fetal tissue, which could affect ongoing research at UW-Madison starting in 2018. The bill would allow the attorney general to prosecute the sale of fetal tissues in Wisconsin, which is currently not allowed, forbid fetal tissue research from a for-profit entity, abortion clinic or entity that exists to collect fetal tissue to sell. If signed into law, those who violate the ban would face a $50,000 fine and potentially nine months in prison.


A crowd of over 1,000 protesters listened to speakers in Jefferson Park before picketing outside Speaker Paul Ryan’s office in downtown Janesville.
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More than 1,000 converge on Janesville, picket Paul Ryan’s office

JANESVILLE, Wis.—In a demonstration that Janesville police said dwarfed any they’d seen, residents of south-central Wisconsin and beyond marched to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s constituent office Saturday to protest his stance on President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. About 1,000 people—most residents from the area but some coming from as far as Chicago and Eau Claire—convened at 12 p.m.


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Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she will not vote for Gorsuch for Supreme Court justice

Keeping in line with some of her party’s colleagues, Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Thursday that she will vote against President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, conservative Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch. Baldwin issued a statement Tuesday, the day of Gorsuch’s appointment, saying she would “fully review” Gorsuch’s record and was “deeply troubled” about his rulings on disabled students, against workers and against women’s reproductive healthcare.


President Donald Trump’s immigration ban is aimed to protect the United States, but some are worried it will have the opposite effect.
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UW foreign policy expert warns immigration ban could hurt national security

Dozens of protesters gathered outside a federal courthouse in Milwaukee Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travel and immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries. Many of the more than 100 protesters are Iranian-born faculty and staff of the University of Wisconsin system, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump’s executive order, which intends to “suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants,” persons from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, spurred major protests at airports around the country. “The ban is counter to longstanding U.S.



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