02/21/2019 - GOVERNOR EVERS TO RESTORE PUBLIC HEALTH FUNDING TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WISCONSIN
Governor Tony Evers announced today his intention to restore public funding to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the state’s largest abortion provider, as part of his state biennial budget proposal. His so-called “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies” initiative would eliminate current law provisions that redirect federal Title X and Title V Maternal and Child Health family planning funds away from organizations that perform or refer for abortions. Pro-Life Wisconsin Legislative Director Matt Sande offered the following comments. Read more here.
12/12/2018 - PRO-LIFE WISCONSIN DISHEARTENED BY RISING ABORTION NUMBERS, MUST REDOUBLE OUR EFFORTS
On December 11, 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin 2017, an annual publication of statistics on abortions performed in Wisconsin. Abortions in Wisconsin increased by 3.7% for the 2017 reporting year over 2016. Pro-Life Wisconsin State Director Dan Miller offered the following comments. Read more here.
07/10/2018 - Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund Announces 2018 Candidate Endorsements
Candidate endorsements by Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund political action committee (PAC) are now available to be viewed below. The Victory Fund PAC has endorsed a total of thirty-one candidates for state office in the upcoming fall primary and general elections. Included on the endorsement page is a message on what it means to be “100% pro-life.” Read more here.
5/16/2018 - Jacque Wins Special Election Senate Primary
State Representative André Jacque was victorious Tuesday in the Republican primary in the 1st Senate District special election. Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District includes all of Door and Kewaunee counties and parts of Brown, Calumet, Manitowoc and Outagamie counties, including parts of the cities of Green Bay, Appleton and Menasha. Read more here.
4/3/18 - GOVERNOR WALKER SIGNS BILL ENDING ABORTION COVERAGE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES
Madison, WI – Governor Walker signed legislation Tuesday that prohibits elective abortion coverage in Wisconsin’s public health insurance plans. With the enactment of Assembly Bill 128 into law, Wisconsin taxpayers will no longer pay for state employees’ abortions. Read more here.
2/21/2018 - Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill Ending Abortion Coverage for State Employees
Madison, WI – On an 18-14 vote last night, the Wisconsin Senate passed legislation to prohibit elective abortion coverage in Wisconsin’s public health insurance plans. Having passed the Wisconsin Assembly last November, Assembly Bill (AB) 128 now heads to Governor Walker for his expected signature. If AB 128 becomes law, Wisconsin taxpayers would no longer pay for state employees’ abortions. Read more here.
2/6/2018 - Speaker Vos Moves to Kill Fetal Tissue Bills; Removes Them from Committee
Without notice, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) has moved two fetal tissue bills out of their original committees and into the Committee on Assembly Organization. These bills make up the Heal Without Harm Legislative Initiative, (SB 423/AB 549 and SB 424/AB 550), authored by Sen. Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) and Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc), that would ban the sale and use of body parts from aborted babies and inform parents about the ability to donate their miscarried or stillborn child’s tissue. Read more here.
9/07/2017 - 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. Read more here.
1/5/2017 - Pro-Life Wisconsin marching for life
This January, Pro-Life Wisconsin marks the loss of more than 58 million lives on the anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision. Read more here.