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

 
 

Direct Primary Care Bill Passes Senate, Goes to Wisconsin Governor’s Desk

Last week the state senate gave the needed final vote on a bill, SB 28, that helps families control their health care. The direct primary care bill, authored by Republicans Representative Joe Sanfelippo and Senator Chris Kapenga, exempts direct primary care agreements from the state’s insurance laws. Direct primary care agreements are contracts signed between a […]

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WFA Testimony in Support of Assembly Joint Resolution 130 (Personhood Amendment)

Thank you, Chairman Sanfelippo and committee members, for the opportunity to testify on Assembly Joint Resolution 130. Wisconsin Family Action strongly supports this joint resolution. Currently, Article I, Section 1, of the Wisconsin Constitution provides that only those who are “born” are afforded certain “inherent rights,” including the right to life. Joint Resolution 130 proposes […]

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Wisconsin Family Action Lobbying Against Marijuana Reform

2020 | February 9  Wisconsin Family Action Lobbying Against Marijuana Reform

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Impeachment: What You Need to Know

On Wednesday, December 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump. The Wisconsin delegation vote was along party lines, with Democrats Mark Pocan, Ron Kind, and Gwen Moore voting to impeach; and Republicans Bryan Steil, Jim Sensenbrenner, Glenn Grothman and Mike Gallagher voting against impeachment. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is now […]

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What’s happening in Wisconsin?; YOUR WFA Legislative Update

Wisconsin Family Action has been working hard on your behalf throughout the 2019-2020 legislative session and provides a comprehensive legislative update so you can track the issues. What legislative topics are in this update? Wisconsin bills that have passed, failed or are currently in progress and that pertain to our core issues of marriage, family, life and religious freedom, such as:Decriminalizing […]

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Wed. 11/20: Public Hearing on bill allowing pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 286 this Wednesday, November 20, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 411 South of the State Capitol. Senate Bill (SB) 286, authored by Senator Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls), is the companion bill to Assembly Bill (AB) 304, legislation permitting pharmacists to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive […]

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ACTION ALERT: A Bill That Needs to Die

Last Thursday, November 7, on a bipartisan vote of 82-14, the State Assembly passed a bill, AB 304, that gives pharmacists the authority to write prescriptions for certain oral contraceptives and patches. The 14 “no” votes were all Republicans. Among other problems, the bill has no exemption for the religious beliefs or conscience of pharmacists and […]

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Fetal Dignity Laws: Why We Need Them

From Family Research Council: “There is a pressing need to pass fetal dignity laws, which affirm the dignity of the unborn and add protections for women through stricter regulation of the abortion industry. In 2010, the police raided the abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and discovered the remains of unborn babies in jars. In […]

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Wisconsin Family Action Legislative Update

WISCONSIN FAMILY ACTION LEGISLATIVE ISSUES2019-2020 Wisconsin Legislative SessionCurrent as of December 16, 2019 (To view as a pdf, click HERE.) MARRIAGE/FAMILYAB 41/SB 49 – Decriminalization of child prostitution.  (WFA opposes) Despite intentions and motives of those authoring and co-sponsoring this bill Wisconsin Family Action believes this proposal is ill-advised because it takes a tool away […]

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New Pro-Life Bills Will Reveal Governor’s True Colors

On Tuesday, five pro-life bills were given public hearings in the state legislature.  The Assembly Health Committee heard testimony on the “Born-Alive Protection” bill and on two bills stopping Medicaid funding for organizations that perform abortions, as well as on a bill that would prohibit abortions based on sex, race, or disability, and on a […]

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