Fertility clinics across the country have been struggling to find a solution to the growing problem of women being unable to conceive due to ovarian cancer.
This week, Wisconsin became the first state to ban the procedure and several other states have passed similar measures.
Wisconsin’s new law would require clinics to report to the Department of Health if a woman who was treated for ovarian cancer has a low number of eggs.
The state said in a statement that it would not be able to perform the procedure on women who have “a lower-than-normal number of viable eggs.”
It added that it “will continue to enforce the law in Wisconsin.”
The bill, introduced on Wednesday, passed the state Assembly but failed to make it out of the Senate.
The bill would have required that clinics report to Health and Human Services if a low egg count was the reason for the woman being refused an abortion.
The measure would also have required clinics to perform a second round of testing, a requirement that is not currently required.
“We don’t want to see an increase in the number of women in this state who have difficulty conceiving,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said in an interview with local television station WITI.
“The only thing we’re really going to be able do is make sure we’re making sure we do everything we can to protect women and families.”
Fertility clinics and health centers across the nation have reported a rise in cases of ovarian cancer in recent years.
In 2017, there were 2,947 new cases of the disease reported in Wisconsin, according to the state Department of Public Health.
In addition, there are more than 4,700 cases of cancer in the United States every day, according the American Cancer Society.
The Wisconsin bill was introduced in a special session last week and was signed by Gov.