Newly elected Gov. Bruce Rauner has introduced a series of cuts to vital services for our region’s most vulnerable, including the elderly, homeless people, women, children, and individuals with disabilities.
Wisconsin business interests are publicly lobbying for state lawmakers to pass so-called right-to-work legislation, despite Gov. Scott Walker repeatedly stating that restricting collective bargaining rights would distract from his own legislative agenda.
The bishops urge repealing a section in the Code of Virginia that provides state funding for abortions in the Medicaid program in the event of a gross and totally incapacitating physical deformity or mental deficiency in a fetus.
The people really getting rich these days are those who work at firms that defend anti-choice legislation.
Although state legislatures are heavily focused on responding to the current economic crisis, numerous bills on reproductive health have also been the subject of debate and action.