Legislation

Frequently asked questions on Wisconsin Family Action’s Domestic Partnership Registry legal challenge, updated June 25, 2013

 
 

WFA Legislative Update – Bills to Follow

AB 64 – Budget bill – currently at a standstill as Republican-controlled Senate and Assembly have major disagreements over at least 2 key areas of spending: K12 education and transportation. WFA has weighed in on several budget provisions, including funding a PR campaign to promote the Success Sequence (finish school, get a job, marry and […]

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WI State Assembly steps in on behalf of parents

This week a Wisconsin Assembly Committee held a public hearing on two bills, AB 300 & AB 304, that would ensure school districts provide timely and complete notification to parents about any and all federal, state or local mandated tests, except those required for high-school graduation and would also make it clear that parents in public […]

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Taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for anyone’s abortion, directly or indirectly

State Rep. André Jacque (R-DePere, photo left) and Sen. Dave Craig (R-Town of Vernon) have introduced a bill (AB 127) that would stop the state from making health insurance plans that cover abortions available to employees. The bill had a public hearing in the Assembly Health Committee on Wednesday, April 19. While no pro-abortion groups showed […]

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WFA Testifies In Favor of AB 57 – “Deadbeat Parent” bill

Testimony in Support of Assembly Bill 57 Assembly Committee on Public Benefits Reform Public Hearing, April 11, 2017 Julaine Appling President, Wisconsin Family Action Thank you, Chairman Krug and committee members, for the opportunity to submit in writing the testimony I gave today before the committee in support of Assembly Bill 57. Wisconsin Family Action […]

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It’s all about recognizing dignity/humanity of aborted, stillborn or miscarried babies

This month State Senator Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) and State Representative Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) sent a memo to their legislative colleagues inviting them to join them as co-sponsors of the bill package known as the Heal Without Harm Initiative. This initiative is comprised of two bills. One bill bans the trade and use of the body […]

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Wisconsin docs say fetal tissue from abortions (still) not needed for research/medical treatments

Two bills have recently been introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature to provide a path forward for biomedical research that honors the dignity of the human beings that it is meant to serve. These are the Fetal Remains Respect Act and the Unborn Child Disposition and Anatomical Gift Act, part of the Heal Without Harm Legislative […]

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WI Coalition Works To Pass Legislation Banning Trade/ Use of Body Parts of Aborted Babies

Wisconsin Family Action is a proud member of the Heal Without Harm Ethical Research Coalition (HWH), comprised of Wisconsin Catholic Conference, Wisconsin Right to Life and Pro-Life Wisconsin. The HWH Coalition supports ending the trade and use of abortion-derived baby body parts, while also promoting ethical alternatives in research. The HWH Coalition has serious concerns about […]

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Speaker Vos Says He Is “Open” To Legalizing Medical Marijuana

From Fox6Now: Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature are circulating a bill to legalize medical marijuana. The proposal by state Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Chris Taylor comes after Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he would be open to the idea. Republicans have typically been against any attempts to legalize marijuana. Republican Senate Majority Leader […]

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“Choose Life” License Plates Coming to Wisconsin!

NEW PRO-LIFE LICENSE PLATE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 2017 A Choose Life Wisconsin license plate is becoming a reality. The red, white and black plate features an ink print of a baby’s foot and the words Choose Life. The effort began years ago as a cooperative project of Wisconsin Family Action and Pro-Life Wisconsin. $25 […]

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Wisconsin’s Golden Opportunity for LIFE

On Tuesday, 9/22, the Senate Committee on Human Health and Service held a public hearing on Senate Bill 260 (companion AB 305 – bans the sale and use of the body parts and tissues of aborted babies) Senate Bill 237 (companion AB 310 – redirects about $7.5 million annually of taxpayer money away from Planned […]

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