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HWH Coalition Welcomes the Introduction of SB 423 and SB 424 in the Wisconsin Senate

The Heal Without Harm (HWH) Coalition, comprised of member organizations Wisconsin Right to Life, Wisconsin Catholic Conference, Wisconsin Family Action, and Pro-Life Wisconsin, welcomes the introduction of SB 423 and SB 424.These two complementary bills, the Fetal Remains Respect Act (SB 423) and the Unborn Child Disposition and Anatomical Gift Act (SB 424), authored by Sen. Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) and Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc), make up the Heal Without Harm Legislative Initiative. This Initiative seeks to demonstrate respect for…

By: Matt Sande, Legislative Director

Wisconsin Legislature Passes Audit of Planned Parenthood

On Friday the Wisconsin State Senate, in concurrence with the State Assembly, passed a biennial budget bill that includes a provision requiring the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health Services (DHS) to conduct a comprehensive audit of all Medicaid family planning payments to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and other Wisconsin family planning providers from Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 31, 2016.Pro-Life Wisconsin thanks State Representative Andre Jacque, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald,…

By: Matt Sande, Legislative Director

Budget Committee Requires Audit of Planned Parenthood, Other Medicaid Family Planning Providers

Madison – The Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) adopted a budget motion yesterday that would require the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health Services (DHS) to conduct a comprehensive audit of all Medicaid family planning payments to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and other Wisconsin family planning providers from Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 31, 2016.The motion directs proceeds from overpayments or incorrect payments resulting from the audit to be expended on various state budget items…

By: Matt Sande, Legislative Director
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AB 128 Testimony

Current Wisconsin law already prohibits abortion coverage in Wisconsin’s health insurance exchange. The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) allows health insurance plans offering abortion coverage to participate in a state's insurance “exchange” and to receive federal subsidies unless the state legislature proactively opts-out of offering such plans.

By: Matt Sande, Legislative Director
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Contraception and feminism misaligned

There is still gender inequality, but promoting “the pill” as a key to success is just a Band-Aid and a bad one at that.

By: Kate Hendrick
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Bill to prohibit UW abortions

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin should not be an abortion-training ground for UW medical residents. These residents need to be instructed in how to save, preserve and respect life, not how to kill preborn children at our state’s number-one abortion provider.

By: Matt Sande, Legislative Director
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Sidewalk counselor tips

If you hear a woman say, “I’m just here for a pregnancy test,” direct her to free services at a pregnancy resource center. In most cases, abortion centers do not offer anything for free.

By: Dan Miller
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Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy

Pro-Life Wisconsin applauds President Trump for his action today.

By: Matt Sande, Legislative Director
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Let's welcome the children

One local married couple, in April 2015, found themselves in a Planned Parenthood, next in line, prepped to abort their baby. They had three young children at home. The third baby was born by C-section. They had only planned to have three children. Their birth control failed and this current pregnancy was predicted to be a risky one.

By: Peggy Hamill
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State elections critical to keeping pro-life majorities

There is no sliding scale with our pro-life endorsements. A candidate can’t be “mostly pro-life.” So, the Victory Fund only endorses candidates with 100 percent pro-life stances on all the issues: personhood, abortion, assisted suicide, cloning, embryo destructive research and the sale of aborted baby body parts.

By: Matt Sande, Legislative Director

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