MILWAUKEE, June 12, 2003 ( – The Wisconsin State Assembly approved conscience clause legislation last week.  The bill passed on the same day as the U.S. House passed the Partial Birth Abortion Act causing Wisconsin Right to Life Legislative Director Susan Armacost to say in a June 5 release, “Yesterday was a very good day for the right to life cause.”  The Conscience Clause bill was authored by Rep. Jean Hundertmark (R-Clintonville).  The legislation would protect health care professionals from being forced to participate in activities related to abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide and unethical research involving the willful destruction of human life.  Pro-abortion forces and other opponents of the bill attempted to weaken the legislation with amendments but the Assembly soundly rejected all amendments.  The measure now goes to the State Senate.