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The debate over a limited set of circumstances in which abortion could be legal is causing divisions among Republican lawmakers in some states. The spark is the U.S. Supreme Court decision rejecting a right to abortion and returning the issue to states to determine. In Wisconsin, GOP state lawmakers are at odds over whether to reinforce an exception for a mother's life and add protections for instances involving rape and incest. In Indiana, Republicans passed a near-total ban on abortion, with exceptions for rape and incest included after some Republicans joined with all Democrats. Some experts say the inconsistency among Republicans underscores the new debate within the GOP.
Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin says he's not fighting to persuade Oshkosh Defense to locate 1,000 jobs in his home state rather than South Carolina. His remarks at a news conference Saturday provided an opening for Johnson's Democratic challengers to accuse the two-term incumbent of being out of touch with the needs of Wisconsin.