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

Public hearing Tuesday against bill that would prevent UW from providing abortion education to doctors

Sponsors of AB 206 Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) and Rep. André Jacque (R-De Pere).

By preventing the UW from educating resident physicians on how to conduct abortions, Assembly Bill 206 would jeopardize the UW’s accreditation of its OB-GYN training. Details for attending the public hearing Tuesday can be found on Facebook, and background on the bill can be found in this Cap Times article from April.

AG Schimel appeals ruling against ‘cocaine mom’ law


Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced he’s appealing a judge’s decision to overturn the so-called “cocaine mom” law, which mandated jail time for pregnant women who admit to previous drug use.  >  Wisconsin Public Radio