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Trump falsely claims Wisconsin mothers can ‘execute’ babies

Trump falsely claims that Wisconsin mothers are legally allowed to ‘execute’ their babies while speaking about late-term abortions during his rally

  • President Donald Trump made the false claim during a raucous rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday night
  • Trump was telling his supporters about late-term abortions at the time
  • He was explaining his understanding of Governor Tony Evers’ plans to veto a Republican-authored bill about abortions
  • The bill could send doctors to prison for life if they fail to give medical care to babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt 
  • Trump offered a false explanation of how a scenario could possibly play out, saying the baby is born, wrapped and then possibly executed

President Donald Trump has falsely claimed that Wisconsin mothers are given the choice to legally ‘execute’ their babies after they are born. 

Trump made the false claim during a raucous rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday night while he was speaking about late-term abortions.     

At the time, Trump was attempting to explain his understanding of Governor Tony Evers’ plans to veto a Republican-authored bill that could send doctors to prison for life if they fail to give medical care to babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt. 

‘Your Democrat governor here in Wisconsin, shockingly, stated that he will veto legislation that protects Wisconsin babies born alive,’ Trump said as his supporters booed loudly. 

President Donald Trump falsely claimed during a rally in Green Bay on Saturday night that mothers are allowed to legally ‘execute’ their babies if they are born alive following a late-term abortion

Trump then offered a false explanation of how that scenario could possibly play out.  

‘The baby is born, the mother meets with the doctor, they take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby,’ Trump said. 

The president went on to use a chopping motion with his arm. 

‘You hear late term, but this is where the baby is actually born, it came out, it’s there, it’s wrapped – and that’s it,’ he said. 

It comes after the Wisconsin Gov. vowed earlier this month to veto the bill that could send doctors to prison for life if they don’t provide medical care to babies born alive following an abortion.

Evers said he wouldn’t sign the bill because of existing protections and criminal penalties in state law. He added that introducing the bill was designed ‘to create division.’ 

Trump made the false claim during a raucous rally with his supporters in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday night while he was speaking about late-term abortions

Trump made the false claim during a raucous rally with his supporters in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday night while he was speaking about late-term abortions

The bill requires health care providers present during a failed abortion attempt ‘to exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care provider would render to any other child born alive.’

Failing to do so could lead to felony charges and penalties up to life in prison.

Some abortion-rights advocates and doctors say the proposal leaves a false impression that the extremely rare scenario is common. Anti-abortion advocates say one time is too many. 

Republicans are sending similar bills in other states to liberal-leaning governors in an attempt to energize conservative voters. 

North Carolina’s Democratic governor also vetoed a similar bill this month.

Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked a similar measure in February, leading Trump to say at the time that ‘they don’t mind executing babies.’ 

At the time, Trump was attempting to explain his understanding of Governor Tony Evers' plans to veto a Republican-authored bill that could send doctors to prison for life if they fail to give medical care to babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt

At the time, Trump was attempting to explain his understanding of Governor Tony Evers’ plans to veto a Republican-authored bill that could send doctors to prison for life if they fail to give medical care to babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt

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