A special session demanded by Wisconsin’s Democratic governor was opened and immediately closed on Wednesday by the state’s Republican-led Legislature, which is refusing to repeal a 19th century abortion ban that remains on the books.
The Republican leaders in the legislature gaveled in the special session at noon only to gavel out immediately, state Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley, a Democrat, said. CNN has reached out to the speaker’s office for comment.
Wisconsin’s abortion ban from 1849 was invalidated by the decision in Roe v. Wade, but the law is still on the books. It’s been essentially dormant for nearly half a century but has
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