A bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to order anti-choice “Choose Life” license plates for their vehicles, with part of the fee from each plate going to an anti-choice organization in the state, was passed by a senate committee on Thursday.
HB 1180 would mandate that CPCs that wish to be registered as “pregnancy help centers” in the state cannot “place children for adoption,” either directly or indirectly, such as by referring women to outside agencies that handle adoptions.
Friday’s ruling leaves in place a new ordinance that creates buffer zones at entrances to health-care facilities in the city while a legal challenge to its constitutionality moves forward.
In St. Louis, we’ve always said, “Don’t like the weather? Wait a minute. It’ll change.” Well, the weather is not changing in our floodwater-friendly capitol, where a torrent of anti-choice bills is raining down on our heads. It is simply foul.
The anti-choice movement is up in arms over my play, MOM BABY GOD, and I have a simple message for them: Bring it on. We’re not backing down.
A doula with knowledge of the institutionalized oppressions that make it difficult to find support for many reproductive health decisions is able to provide care regardless of the decision an individual makes while pregnant.
A three-judge panel said in its decision that the specialty license plates, which help fund anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers in the state, violate the First Amendment.
It’s “ironic,” explained state Rep. Peggy Gibson. Harold Cassidy, a lawyer and self-style anti-choice crusader, is “invasive of women’s private affairs, and then he says his affairs are private, when women have no right to privacy.”
The 2-1 ruling requires crisis pregnancy centers to disclose whether they have licensed medical providers at their facilities.
Among the bills recently introduced are HB 1132 and SB 638, which would raise the cap on total tax credits for contributions to all CPCs in the state from $2 million to $2.5 million.