Shilling statement on 20 week abortion ban
"Once again, Republicans are failing to address the important economic and financial challenges facing our state and are instead forcing their political ideology on women across Wisconsin."
MADISON – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement in response to legislation being proposed by Republican lawmakers that would further limit access to health care for Wisconsin women and families:
“We need to protect a woman’s freedom to make decisions about her health care and prevent further political intrusion into personal decisions that are best left to a woman, her doctor, her family and her faith. Once again, Republicans are failing to address the important economic and financial challenges facing our state and are instead forcing their political ideology on women across Wisconsin.
“For victims of rape and incest and women with rare and unexpected medical complications, this bill will limit their freedom to choose and prevent health professionals from delivering the highest standard of medical care. Abortions after 20 weeks are extremely rare and often result from extraordinary health complications that require doctors to consider every medical option available. This bill will jeopardize women’s safety and prevent health professionals from making life-saving medical decisions.”
Press Releases by Jennifer Shilling
Gov. Walker and President-elect Trump put polluters and special interests ahead of Wisconsin familiesDec 20th, 2016 by Jennifer Shilling
"Gov. Walker is once again proposing a range of costly, discriminatory and unconstitutional policies aimed at punishing workers and dividing communities."
“Sen. Taylor and Sen. Erpenbach have been outspoken advocates for working families in Wisconsin and understand the importance of investing in our future.”
“I am honored that my colleagues have once again entrusted me with the responsibility of serving as Senate Democratic Leader.”