Once Again, Scott Walker Trading Women’s Health for Political Gain
Walker will sign abortion ban in Wisconsin
MADISON – While taking away Wisconsin workers’ opportunity to have a voice in workplace negotiations and writing a state budget that fails to enhance the economic and health security of women and families, Governor Walker on Tuesday promised to sign an abortion ban in Wisconsin. The law would criminalize all abortion after 20 weeks –intruding on the very complicated decision a woman might have to make in some exceptionally difficult medical situations. Tanya Atkinson, Executive Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin issued the following statement in response:
“At Planned Parenthood, we strive every day to ensure that our patients receive high quality, compassionate, non-judgmental care. Abortion is a deeply personal and often complex decision for a woman. We know that in life’s most important moments, a woman should be able to make the best decision for her and her family based on her own unique circumstances without political interference.
“Leading medical groups including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association oppose political attempts to interfere with the doctor -patient relationship. Women and doctors — not politicians — should be making personal, medical decisions. Wisconsin should support and safeguard a woman’s health, not intrude into personal medical decisions that put a woman’s life and health at risk.
“We know that abortion is a complex issue and may make some of us uncomfortable, but one thing we can all agree on is that a woman’s medical safety is crucial and these deeply personal decisions should be left to a woman in consultation with her physician, her family and her faith.”
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. PPAWI engages in legislative and educational activity and works to elect candidates to office that support these goals.
Press Releases by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
PPAWI has invested in the largest door-to-door voter contact effort in its history.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Calls on Wisconsin Legislators to Repeal Unconstitutional Abortion Restriction and Prioritize Women’s HealthJul 7th, 2016 by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
Both medical and legal experts have been clear that Wisconsin’s admitting privileges law does not enhance patient safety.
Supreme Court Denies Walker Administration’s Relentless Pursuit to Block Access to Safe, Legal AbortionJun 28th, 2016 by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
This means that the Wisconsin case is over, and its admitting privileges restrictions are permanently blocked.
Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the state’s twice enjoined law requiring physicians providing abortion care to obtain hospital admitting privileges.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Statement on the Passing of State Representative Tamara GrigsbyMar 15th, 2016 by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
Tamara was the kind of champion who focused on moving the issues forward, in good times and bad.
Access to Abortion Hangs in the Balance as Justices Deliberate