Special election candidate André Jacque an enemy to women’s health care

U.S. Rep. André Jacque has been the most strident anti-choice activist in the Assembly, having pushed legislation that would have seriously jeopardized health-care access for Wisconsin women — including outlawing common forms of birth control. He is running against Democrat Caleb Frostman in Tuesday’s special election for the 42nd State Senate District. > Urban Milwaukee

Walker signals little appetite for ‘fetal heartbeat’ six-week abortion ban


Gov. Scott Walker declined Tuesday to voice support for Wisconsin to enact its version of a new Iowa law that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, typically about six weeks into a pregnancy. “I think our laws protecting life in this state are very strong,” Walker told reporters in Madison. > Wisconsin State Journal

Vukmir’s and Nicholson’s support for strict abortion bans


The Republicans running for Tammy Baldwin’ U.S. Senate seat – state Sen. Leah Vukmir and businessman Kevin Nicholson – support banning abortion with no exceptions and placing new restrictions on stem cell research, based on their answers to a candidate survey that won them a perfect rating from the group Pro-Life Wisconsin. > AP News

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin leads lawsuit against Trump’s family planning proposals

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin will play a key role in a federal lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration from making major changes to the federal Title X family planning program that would stress abstinence and practices like the “rhythm method” over comprehensive contraception methods. > Cap Times

Walker removes most abortion coverage for Wisconsin public workers


A bill signed by Gov. Walker Tuesday prohibits government-provided health insurance plans from paying for abortions except in cases of rape or incest or to preserve the life of the mother. The restriction would apply to state workers and thousands of local government employees. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Planned Parenthood takes aim at GOP with $20M midterm push


Planned Parenthood announced it is making its largest midterm push ever, with $20 million set to influence races in at least eight states. Three of those — Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — are slated to get special focus. > Slate