Today the WI State Senate voted on two bills (AB 310 and SB 238) that together will redirect millions of taxpayer dollars away from Wisconsin’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. The bills will stop over $7 million a year from going to the abortion giant. One bill redirects federal Title X money to health centers that don’t provide abortions, and the other stops organizations that provide abortions from overbilling the state for drugs they purchase and dispense. Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, was present for the votes.
SB 238 PASSED in WI Senate 18 AYE, 14 NO; SB 238 prohibits family-planning organizations, including Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, from overbilling the state for drugs they purchase and dispense through a Medicaid program.
AB 310 PASSED in WI Senate 19 Aye, 14 NO; AB 310 redirects money from the federal Title X grant program away from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
Julaine stated, “We are especially thankful for Sen. Chris Kapenga the author of the bills and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald for getting these bills to the floor. All the Senate republicans voted for both bills and all the Senate democrats voted against them. The assembly passed the Title X bill last fall; so now it is headed to the governor for signing. The overbilling bill still needs a vote in the Assembly.”
Read full WFA press release commending the Wisconsin Senate on their votes to defund Planned Parenthood HERE.