Now that the attorney general has ruled the state's 1998 ban is too broad, Senator Scott Fitzgerald says it's time for a new law banning the procedure.
Even though the US Supreme Court upheld the recent partial birth abortion ban passed by Congress, the older Wisconsin law is modeled after a Nebraska version that has been struck down.
Fitzgerald thinks lawmakers will back a change. He says it was a bipartisan bill back when it first passed and he thinks a number of lawmakers will be willing to sign on now.
Fitzgerald says even though partial birth abortions are banned now under federal law, the state needs a duplicate version as a matter of jurisdiction since suits can also be filed in state courts too.
A spokesman for Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch says that body will move quickly to make sure Wisconsin's law is enforceable .