In the battle over emergency contraception access, corporate interests win out over public health.
According to the anti-choice action group, “tons of doctors” approve of the new anti-choice bills mandating how physicians interact with patients. But national and state physicians’ groups are not on board.
Despite passionate testimony against it, multiple amendments, and public protest in the state capitol building, Wisconsin’s AB 227 passed as written with a 56-39 vote Thursday evening. The legislation will now head to Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who has promised to sign.
Already accused by bill opponents of fast-tracking the restrictions, Republican senators called for an immediate vote on SB 206 Wednesday, shutting down any chance of full senate debate over the provisions or their impact. It’s now likely on its way to becoming law.
If SB 208, or “Sonya’s Law,” is passed, the bill’s TRAP provision is likely to close the only abortion provider in northern Wisconsin.
A protracted legal battle over regulating medication abortions in the state is one step closer to resolution.
Anti-choice politicians in Wisconsin are gathering sponsors for “Sonya’s Law,” an anti-choice bill named after a woman who chose to continue a pregnancy after receiving an ultrasound.
Ralph Lang’s lawyer, Eric Schulenberg, reportedly plans to ask what “constituted an actual attempt to kill someone.” During jury selection, Schulenberg drew an apparent parallel between the clinic plot and attempts to hunt wildlife.
Anti-choice lawmakers in Wisconsin, nearly done tussling over the yearly budget, are now turning their attention back to reproductive rights restrictions.
State Rep. Jacque must be preparing to win the “most anti-woman” award in the Wisconsin legislature this session.