Proposed bill would bar university staff from Planned Parenthood work


Anti-abortion advocates, and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, clashed with University of Wisconsin medical school leaders Tuesday over a proposal that would end an arrangement allowing UW doctors to train students and perform abortions at Planned Parenthood. > Associated Press

Erpenbach, Taylor bills would undo some abortion restrictions in Wisconsin


Three bills proposed by Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) would undo a series of anti-abortion measures signed into law in Wisconsin over the last two decades. Though the legislation has virtually no chance of passing, Erpenbach said they will continue introducing it “session after session until it becomes law.” > Cap Times

Planned Parenthood opening new health center in Milwaukee


Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is opening a new, state-of-the-art, conveniently located health center in Milwaukee. The construction of the center was made possible to the financial support of many individuals throughout Wisconsin, according to a news release from the group. > Wisconsin Gazette

Zweifel: To GOP zealots, women’s health is irrelevant


I’d like to think that the Republican state lawmakers who so desperately want to put endless restrictions on women’s choice, close Planned Parenthood clinics and limit what the UW-Madison Medical School can teach about abortion would read a recent New Yorker piece about what similar laws have done to women’s health in Texas. > Cap Times

Baldwin challenger’s past praise of an abortion rights group is now haunting him


Kevin Nicholson has worked hard to change his image from youthful college Democrat to buttoned-up conservative Republican, in order to run for Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s seat. But there’s one issue that might ruin it all: He once lauded a pro-abortion rights group. > Refinery 29

NARAL Pro-Choice endorses Randy Bryce for Ryan’s House seat


NARAL Pro-Choice America this week endorsed congressional candidate Randy Bryce in his bid to take Wisconsin’s 1st District seat back from Paul Ryan. Democrat Bryce received the backing of the prominent pro-choice advocacy group because his stance to protect and expand women’s access to reproductive health care, including abortion, is a top priority for him. > Wisconsin Gazette

Abortion rights record could complicate Wisconsin Dem’s gubernatorial bid


Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout filed paperwork in June to explore a run for governor of Wisconsin, but her record on reproductive rights could spell trouble for her bid. While her legislative staff insists she is pro-choice, she has worked with the anti-choice group Democrats for Life, and has a murky voting record on abortion rights. > Rewire