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Scott Walker and abortion in Wisconsin

Since becoming Governor of Wisconsin in 2010, Scott Walker has run a targeted attack on women's access to abortion. A woman seeking an abortion is now submitted to mandatory anti-choice counselling, a forced ultrasound and a suite of other regulations that reduce her access to essential care.

Most recently, Gov. Walker signed Senate Bill 179, which bans abortion after 20 weeks. Not only does this inhibit the right of women to choose, it turns providing an abortion into a Class I felony.
"My policies throughout my career have earned a 100% rating with pro-life groups in Wisconsin. Just in my first term I signed numerous pieces of pro-life legislation and I will continue working for every life.


Walker's anti-choice record:

  • Defunded Planned Parenthood, forcing 5 clinics to close
  • Signed a law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges (this was later struck down in court)
  • Introduced mandatory counselling for abortion patients designed to dissuade women from getting an abortion
  • Introduced a mandatory ultrasound requirement for abortion patients
  • Repealed the Equal Pay Enforcement Act in 2012, which allowed women to file equal-pay lawsuits in Wisconsin state courts.
  • Banned telemedicine abortions so abortion drugs cannot be provided over the phone, even for patients living in remote areas
  • Banned abortion coverage in the health care exchanges, making abortion unnecessarily expensive for approximately 100,000 women.
  • Signed a law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges
  • Stated he will sign the Senate Bill 179, which bans abortion after 20 weeks and puts doctors who perform abortion after 20 weeks at risk of criminal charges
  • Repealed comprehensive sexual education requirements

For information, interviews and comments please contact Eliza Cussen via media@prochoicewisconsin.org or (513) 593-1600.
 
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