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.
Natalie Deibel, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Board Member, and Jennifer Smith discuss the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks in Wisconsin.