Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Statement Raises the Possibility of an End to Attacks on Women’s Health

SB 179 is a ban on abortion that is opposed by every medical organization in the state of Wisconsin.

By - Jun 25th, 2015 04:12 pm

MADISON – In a media statement issued today, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos declared for the first time that, ‘We need to return medical care back to individuals and their families who can make the best decisions about their health after consulting with their doctors.’ Planned Parenthood couldn’t agree with that sentiment more and is pleased to see what could be the beginning of a sea change in the Assembly if Speaker Vos remains true to his word.  “We applaud Speaker Vos for this important recognition and hope this means that he will not be scheduling SB 179, which physicians agree is a dangerous and inappropriate intrusion in the doctor patient relationship by the legislature,” stated Nicole Safar, Public Policy Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin.

SB 179 is a ban on abortion that is opposed by every medical organization in the state of Wisconsin along with women’s health advocates including the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health. It is currently pending in the Assembly. Medical experts have called on Wisconsin legislators to stop the proposed ban because of the risk to women’s health and the interference it presents in allowing doctors to provide medical care that is in the best interest for their patients.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of WisconsinPPAWI engages in legislative and educational activity and works to elect candidates to office that support these goals.

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