From Wisconsin Eye:
On February 6, 2019, Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) along with his Assembly colleagues took a public stand against the new efforts to loosen abortion restrictions during a news conference in GAR hall at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, WI. Recently, a law was enacted in New York; another was proposed in Virginia. Last Session, Wisconsin Democrats introduced a similar proposal introduced in the Legislature.
“So we’ve seen this week all across the country, unfortunately, is the lack of concern and really what I would say is the outrageous position that people are taking in protecting human life. So why are we here today. First of all we have a reason to be concerned in Wisconsin because there is obviously, all across the nation a nationwide, an attack on the unborn. And I am here to say that, along with my colleagues, we are not going to allow that to happen in Wisconsin…”
Watch the press conference above.
Press release from Wisconsin Family Action:
Madison – Starting yesterday on WTMJ in Milwaukee and also airing this week in the greater Green Bay area, Wisconsin Family Action is sponsoring television commercials urging Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) to put Assembly Bill 305 (AB 305) on the floor for a vote. The bill bans the sale and use of the body parts of aborted babies. The television ad shows a preborn baby alive and active in his mother’s womb but who is very much at risk for being aborted and then having his body parts harvested and sold.
>>>>read FULL press release HERE.
Watch the ad HERE.
A pair of Milwaukee television stations have told two pro-life organizations they can’t buy airtime during select news programming because the advertisement they want to air is not approved by station management. Fox6 and WISN have both declined to air an advertisement sponsored by Wisconsin Family Action and Pro-Life Wisconsin even though the ad is very similar to other political and issue ads run by other organizations. The topic of the ad is AB 305, a measure that seeks to stop aborted fetal body parts from being used in scientific and medical research in Wisconsin.
Fox6 and WISN have both declined to air an advertisement sponsored by Wisconsin Family Action and Pro-Life Wisconsin even though the ad is very similar to other political and issue ads run by other organizations. The topic of the ad is AB 305, a measure that seeks to stop aborted fetal body parts from being used in scientific and medical research in Wisconsin.
Read more HERE.
Watch the advertising video BELOW:
This past Tuesday the Senate Committee on Health held a public hearing on three pro-life bills that have already had hearings in the State Assembly. Republican Senator Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) chaired the nearly 6-hour hearing. One of the bills bans the sale and use of the body parts of aborted babies. During the hearing Republican Assembly Robin Vos (R-Rochester) tweeted out that he would not be bringing the Assembly version of that bill to the floor because he doesn’t have 50 yes votes on the proposal. Julaine Appling with Wisconsin Family Action testified at the hearing and responds, “It’s very disturbing that the Speaker can’t find 50 votes out of 63 fellow Assembly Republicans all almost all of whom at least claim to be pro-life. This bill is about the character of Wisconsin and how we view human life. Apparently quite a few Republicans are more interested in protecting scientific experimentation on aborted.”
WI House Speaker Robin Vos
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From Wisconsin State Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester):
This fall, the state Assembly will vote on a bill authored by Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) and Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) that will prohibit the sale and use of aborted children’s body parts. This is legislation that values the decency of human life and ensures some dignity and protections for the unborn. The authors have indicated that the legislation will not impact researchers’ abilities to do their scientific work on stem cells, which are derived in a proper and legal manner. Working with the authors, we will assure the citizens of Wisconsin that this legislation will not have a negative impact on important research.
We need to do all that we can to ensure that no tax dollars help this unethical organization. In 2011, the Legislature redirected $1 million in grant funding away from Planned Parenthood and toward public health agencies that actually provide family planning services and not abortions. This fall the Assembly will work to further defund Planned Parenthood by taking up two additional bills. One will ensure that Title X funds from the federal government will go to health centers that provide comprehensive primary and preventative care, and not to organizations that use the black market for aborted fetuses. The second bill eliminates the practice of offering a significant Medicaid discount for prescription drugs to family planning clinics, mainly Planned Parenthood.