The State Assembly passed another bill today targeting women’s health care. This bill would prevent state health insurance programs from paying for abortions for state workers. Those who oppose the bill say it puts women’s lives in danger. The bill, authored Republican Rep. André Jacque, R-De Pere, is still waiting on action from the Senate. […]
On July 18, the Wisconsin Assembly heard testimony on Assembly Bill 206, which would prohibit University of Wisconsin doctors from providing abortion clinical training anywhere other than a hospital. Since over ninety five percent of all abortions are performed in clinics, not hospitals, and since the Wisconsin Legislature has already prohibited the performing of abortions […]
On tonight’s Democracy Checkup, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation wants to begin a difficult conversation: abortion. In this commentary, McCabe argues that politicians should spend more time looking for common ground on making abortion unnecessary — from sex education, to birth control, to combating poverty. McCabe says outlawing abortion won’t make the procedure disappear, it […]
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Wisconsin has 54 million square miles, five and a half million people and only three medical clinics that provide abortion services. For women seeking abortions who live outside of Milwaukee or Madison, finding a safe and supportive place to stay is a significant financial and emotional obstacle. A new program, called, appropriately enough, Patient Stays […]
What challenges face the pro-choice movement now that Scott Walker signed the anti-abortion bill? The law now bans all abortions after 20 weeks. Today host Karma Chavez talks with Wendi Kent, a local reproductive rights activist on this, the attacks on Planned Parenthood, and reproductive rights.