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Monday June 20, 2011

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Wisconsin Right to Life Hails Passage of Life-Affirming Provisions
in State Budget

On Thursday night, June 16, the State Senate completed the legislature's work on the state budget and kept intact two important life-affirming provisions promoted by Wisconsin Right to Life.  The budget now goes to the Governor for his signature.

One of the budget provisions prohibits the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority Board from paying physicians or surgeons or a hospital, clinic or other medical facility for the performance of an abortion except as specified in Wisconsin's current abortion-funding law.

"Wisconsin Right to Life is deeply appreciative to the legislature for insuring that no UW funds will be used for the performance of abortions in any UW facility," said Susan Armacost, Legislative Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. "We remember only too well the brazen attempts of UW a couple of years ago to set up a late-term abortion facility at the Madison Surgery Center. It was only because of a huge outcry by the public and many employees of the Madison Surgery Center that UW finally backed down and nixed the deadly project. In spite of the lobbying against the budget provision by UW, the legislature made sure that UW will no longer be able to plot behind the scenes to find ways to use taxpayer dollars to pay doctors and facilities to perform abortions."

The other provision directs federal Title V  family planning dollars to public health agencies and prohibits them from giving the funds to organizations or its affiliates that provide abortions or abortion referrals.

"Wisconsin Right to Life deeply appreciates the action taken in the State Senate that reaffirmed earlier Assembly action to prohibit Title V taxpayer dollars from going to organizations that perform abortions,” stated Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. 

"Both of these important budget provisions will protect the lives of babies and will protect Wisconsin taxpayers from having to pay for many abortions in our state," continued Lyons. 


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State Assembly Refuses to Fund Abortion Providers;
Senate Committee Advances Opt-Out to Obamacare

"Wisconsin Right to Life applauds the State Assembly for refusing to reinstate state taxpayer dollars for organizations that perform abortions,” stated Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.   “We especially commend Rep. Andre Jacque (R-Green Bay) for speaking against the amendment to reinstate funding.”

The budget adopted by the Assembly contains a provision which directs federal Title V dollars to public health agencies and prohibits them from giving them to organizations or its affiliates that provide abortions or abortion referrals.

“Wisconsin Right to Life also commends the Senate Committee on Public Health,  Human Services and Revenue for its approval of SB 92, legislation that would allow Wisconsin to opt-out of the abortion coverage in health insurance exchanges set up by the federal health care law known as Obamacare,”  continued Lyons.  “This bill, while not eliminating the massive abortion components of the entire law, gives taxpayers some relief from the abortion coverage which is part of the law.”

The committee advanced SB 92 on a 3-1 vote.   After this, the bill moved to the full Senate for action.




Show your Support for the Woman's Protection Act

The Woman's Protection Act will save the lives of babies and protect the health of women. Sponsored by Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and Representative Michelle Litjens (R-Oshkosh), the Woman's Protection Act will do the following:


    • Require abortionists to tell a woman seeking abortion that no one can coerce her to abort and assist pregnant women in abusive situations to find help.

    • Prohibit web-cam RU-486 chemical abortions.

    • Require that a woman seeking an abortion be shown an ultrasound of her unborn child.

    • Require abortion clinics to be regulated; Currently, abortion clinics are unregulated


How you can help:

  • Complete the Online Petition and/or download the Printable Petition

  • Download and share this flyer with your friends, family and church

  • Read the Legislative Analysis and learn what the act would accomplish

  • Contact your state legislators and them to support passage of the act

  • Make a tax-deductible donation to the Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund and help us make this legislation a reality

  • Speak up by joing our E-Voice program today. You'll stay current with this issue by email and have a direct-link lobbying resource to your state representatives




Fast Facts on Abortion

-- From the Wisconsin Right to Life website

Abortion is the direct killing of a baby in a mother’s womb by ripping the baby apart, dismembering
    the baby, injecting a lethal substance into the baby or other similar means.

  • The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal in all 50 states.

  • Abortion is legal in all 50 states for any reason for the full nine months of pregnancy.

  • Only one abortion procedure – partial-birth abortion – is prohibited in the United States.

  • Over 53 million legal abortions have been performed in the United States since 1973.

  • Over 3,300 unborn babies die from abortion in the United States every day. In Wisconsin, 23 abortion
        deaths occur each day.

  • Over 92% of abortions are performed for social or “other” reasons – because the woman does not
        want to have the baby. Less than 1% of abortions are performed because the mother’s life is in
        danger or for cases of rape or incest.

  • 64% of women report feeling pressured into having an abortion; women also report being forced to

  • 48% of abortions are repeat abortions -- the woman has already had one or more abortions.

  • Approximately 80% of abortions are performed on unmarried women between the ages of 18-34.

  • Women experience significant psychological and physical problems post abortion.

  • 36% of all abortions in the United States are of African-American babies. African-Americans
        comprise 13% of the American population.

  • Fathers have no legal rights to prevent their unborn children from being aborted.

  • Babies suffer significant pain during an abortion procedure.

  • Over 2 million couples each year are waiting to adopt a baby. 




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