The GOP healthcare bill would bar Badgercare users from going to Planned Parenthood Clinics for basic services such as cancer screenings, prenatal care, and more. Over 50 thousand Badgercare patients use Plan Parenthood’s 22 clinics across Wisconsin.
Two years ago, the Arts and Literature Laboratory moved from its birthplace in New Haven, Connecticut to another college town here in Madison, Wisconsin. Since landing at its new home in a former print shop at 2021 Winnebago Street, the Laboratory has settled in nicely, bringing an eclectic mix of poetry, literature, performance and visual […]
Last month, Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 310, which specifically redirects about $4.5 million in federal funds from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to other quote less controversial unquote health care organizations. Three of Planned Parenthood’s twenty-two health centers around the state provide abortion services. The Governor also signed SB 238, which also singled out Planned Parenthood by reducing the nonprofit’s ability to seek Medicaid reimbursement for prescription drugs. These are only the latest salvos nationwide, as Texas, Louisiana and other states have sought to defund the 80-year old family planning agency.
Host Brian Standing spoke with Mel Barnes, a Legal and Policy Associate for Planned Parenthood Wisconsin, about the issue.
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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.