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Wisconsin lawmakers consider Planned Parenthood funding

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MADISON— About $7.5 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin would be cut off under a pair of Republican-backed bills being considered by a state Assembly Committee.

The Assembly’s Health Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the measures.

Supporters defend the proposals as reasonable steps to take to prevent taxpayer money going toward a group that provides abortions.

But opponents say cutting off the federal funding will adversely affect women’s health services, like cancer screenings and wellness checks, that Planned Parenthood also provides.

Both bills are expected to be debated by the full Assembly later this fall. It’s less clear whether there is support for the measures in the Senate.

Gov. Scott Walker has said he supports cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

10 comments

    • R

      Uw madison in harvesting aborted fetuses for organs. Absolutely a lack of any kind of moral fiber or respect for life itself. And they hide behind the guise of providing services for women. No, the bulk of their profits are off the children they kill.

      • George

        And the Zombie lies of the GOP continue with a troll named “R”. This is a two-fer post though, attack women’s rights to heathcare and education.

      • Kathi Switzer

        Stop believing the lies! Planned Parenthood DOES NOT harvest aborted fetuses for organs! Women who have abortions have an option to DONATE the aborted fetuses for medical research (or in the alternative, throw the aborted fetuses in the garbage). Planned Parenthood helps these women arrange for the donation, charging them a small service fee. By law, NO FEDERAL FUNDS go towards abortions. Federal funds go towards cancer screenings and other medical services for low income women who would otherwise have no access to medical care. Less than 3% of Planned Parenthood services are for abortion.

      • R

        Women’s rights to what? Obamacare assures they cannot be denied insurance. They’re subsidized if they fall under the income line. So please, pretty please, tell me what Planned Parenthood can do that a regular OB-GYN, which they should have covered by Obamacare, cannot do?

        PP makes a substantial amount of money through aborting fetuses, plain and simple. There’s no two ways about it. When confronted they throw up a bunch of hogwash about women’s rights, which is utter nonsense, especially with the advent of Obamacare. And people like George continue to close their eyes to the reality that life is disregarded over the selling of fetal body parts, against the common liberal parrot line that “it’s just a clump of cells, not a human being.” Really? Liberal hypocrisy knows no bounds, but we all know they have no morals and no shame.

  • George

    Here comes the GOP’s war on the middle class and women. Planned Parenthood helps thousands of women in WI and this yet another one of Walker’s attacks on women.

    • R

      What can Planned Parenthood do that an OBGYN cannot do, that isn’t covered by Obamacare? Hint: Obamacare specifically covers birth control and preventative screenings for women.

      Answer: Nothing except easy access to abortion, which they then sell the fetus for profit. They’re nothing more than a organ harvesting operation. “Get pregnant, we’ll take care of it, we keep the money.”

  • mark

    It seems in my younger days I remember alot of articles on women hurting themselves using coathangers to solve a problem. PP seems to have helped.

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