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Wisconsin Women Lose Another Abortion Option

Wisconsin Women Lose Another Abortion Option

The ambiguity of Wisconsin Act 217, which regulates the procedure of a medication abortion, and potentially harsh criminal penalties have driven another health care provider to stop offering abortions via RU-486.

As Robin Marty reports, providers are simply have no other choice. Planned Parenthood Policy Director Nicole Safar explained the dilemma providers face back in April after Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin stopped medication abortions. “The legislature is actually dictating patient care, and we are working with our lawyers to see how this effects medical best practices and procedures. With the law going in effect today, it is too risky to have our doctors do this.”

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Executive Director Lisa Subeck issued a statement drawing out just what’s at stake for women in Wisconsin.

Elections matter. As long as Scott Walker occupies the Governor’s office, women will continue to lose ground on health care options. The environment created by Walker and anti-choice Republicans in the State Legislature is so hostile that abortion providers are no longer able to provide care to women.

Wisconsin women will suffer because of Governor Walker’s actions. It is unacceptable that women are losing health care options because Walker has put his extreme social agenda ahead of what is best for women’s health. Women lose out when out of control politicians like Scott Walker practice medicine without a license and interfere in the relationship between doctors and their patients.

Unfortunately in the short-term at least the women of Wisconsin now have even fewer abilities to access safe, affordable reproductive health care.

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12:21AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be free and legal.

If men could get pregnant, paternity leave would be paid for a year.

If men could get pregnant, they'd become bigger babies, and have us go through labor..

If men could get pregnant, women would rule, and democracy would prevail.

5:45PM PDT on May 26, 2012

MY body, MY decision! Untill men have babies, they have NO RIGHT to take away mine.

6:20PM PDT on May 25, 2012

Wisconsin women loose another abortion option. Here's a thought. Don't vote for Scott Walker and the Republicans. Even though he has waged a war on women from day one he is leading in the polls. It does not matter what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says. Vote his ass out!

4:23PM PDT on May 25, 2012

What part of women's rights don't you understand? What part of freedom of and from religion don't you understand? What part of individual decisions and personal freedom to choose don't you understand? What part of freedom from butinskys don't you understand? What part of a woman choosing to use birth control, or having her tubes tied as her own
decision don't you understand?

All of us who believe in freedom must get out and vote...volunteer for progressive candidates, and if possible donate. If we don't take this seriously the fanatics will win, and take us back to the middle ages.

Obama + Biden 2012! Vote Democratic!

11:37PM PDT on May 24, 2012

Carole, let's get serious: the pro-life movement is based on your theory that your right and everyone else's opinions don't mean crap.

Which part of "personal relationship with God" goes over your head?

11:49AM PDT on May 24, 2012

Women should have there choice. All you Women remember to get out and Vote. Only way to get rid of the looser officals

11:31AM PDT on May 24, 2012

Michelle F.
“In fact, I was wrong. There is an option still available, that only you, as a woman, can decide:
Getting your tubes tied.
That is, 100%, your decision that is about "your own body."

yeah, well ya see Michelle I did that. Funny thing about Tubal ligations, they are not that easy to acquire. I started trying for a Tubal ligation in my mid-twenties and was always turned down. Because shuskey darn I was “so” young I ‘might’ change my mind later. The truth is, I was not able until age 35 to finally convince drs that I indeed had no intent to have children. And even they tried to talk me out of it. The easiest way to prevent pregnancy is contraception that you so-called “right to lifers” find an abomination before the eyes your god. not to mention the Fright Reich is eliminating access to.

11:04AM PDT on May 24, 2012

Paula M
“And your charge that the pro-life view is theocratic is bunk - the pro-life argument is based on the moral principle that human life is precious and should not be lightly discarded”

You mean like when GW bombed, invaded, and occupied a sovereign nation in an illegal war that took over 4 thousand American lives. The moment you anti-choicers start caring as much for those who have “actually” been born you do a zygote I will start taking you seriously. Just the same, you have no right to interfere in the private decisions of others.

Paula M
“combined with the belief informed by what we know of medicine that an unborn child should be regarded as a human being.”

Actually, SCIENCE upholds that zygotes are not human.


Michelle F.
“Ladies. It was NEVER just your right.
Your babies father should always get a say and if you're so much of a slut, you don't know who the father is, then what does that say about you?”

Why thank you Rush Limbaugh, you want pictures too?

8:55AM PDT on May 24, 2012

It's shocking how women-hating some women are. Do they really hate themselves that much? I feel bad for their daughters.

4:12AM PDT on May 24, 2012

I find it rather jarring that women have to be "all for abortion" and those that don't are seen as closed minded, blind idiots who "are letting the government remove their rights."

Ladies. It was NEVER just your right.
Your babies father should always get a say and if you're so much of a slut, you don't know who the father is, then what does that say about you?

Honestly, women "freedom fighters" seem to want to empower women to the point of unfairness:
- They scream for equality but still play the "you can't hit a woman" in physical altercations, that they usually start. It's like blacks and the N word. e_e
- They claim that it's "their body" and therefore, "their decision," totally ignoring the fact that the infant growing inside of them got HALF OF THEIR DNA from the father. So no ladies, it's not just your fucking decision.

And those are just two examples.

Honestly ladies, I'm anti-abortion not because of what God will do to me but because it's basically murder by assassination. Unless you're going to die from it or was raped, there is no reason for you to get an abortion. Especially now, with so many methods and medications and preventative measures you could take.

In fact, I was wrong. There is an option still available, that only you, as a woman, can decide:
Getting your tubes tied.
That is, 100%, your decision that is about "your own body."

Honestly, I'm tired of the irresponsible masses, saying that they want the option to MURDER their babies,

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