A measure that would allow Wisconsin to more easily ban abortion if Roe v. Wade were overturned received a public hearing at the state Capitol Thursday before the Assembly Health Committee.

The proposed constitutional amendment co-sponsored by Sen. Andre Jacque, R-DePere, Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, and Rep. Janel Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls, would establish personhood at any stage of development, from a fertilized egg to a fetus. It would grant human embryos the same civil rights as people under the state Constitution. If approved, the amendment would leave it up to the state Legislature to specify what protections could be afforded to the unborn.

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