Thursday, February 11, 2016

WI State Assembly Passes Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

Legislation cutting Planned Parenthood’s heavily inflated Medicaid contraceptive drug reimbursement rate passed the Wisconsin Assembly today. Senate Bill (SB) 238 passed the Assembly on a 61-35 vote. Having already passed the Wisconsin Senate, SB 238 now heads to Governor Walker’s desk for his anticipated signature. The bill is expected to eliminate approximately $4.5 million in public funding from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI), the state’s largest abortion provider.

“Pro-Life Wisconsin thanks Assembly Republicans for passing legislation that respects the consciences of pro-life taxpayers who oppose the use of public funds for abortion,” said PLW State Director Dan Miller. “Abortion is not healthcare. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin profits from killing unborn babies and should not be considered a healthcare provider. Wisconsin cannot continue to throw money at organizations that perform abortions. We thank Speaker Vos for scheduling SB 238 and Representative Jacque for his steadfast leadership on this critical bill.”

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