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

Emerge Wisconsin accepting applications from women interested in seeking office


The Emerge Program is a training academy for Democratic women, which aims to “inspire women to run and hone their skills to win”. Their goal is to increase the number of Democratic women in public office, with the Wisconsin chapter seeking applicants now. > Emerge Wisconsin

Fight for women’s equality requires renewed Wisconsin commitment


Since Walker and the Republicans gained control of the governor’s office and the Legislature in 2010, Wisconsin women have lost ground on key issues critical to gaining full equality. Attacks on women’s rights have included not only repealing Wisconsin’s equal pay law, but defunding Planned Parenthood and passing a slew of laws limiting access to reproductive health care. > Cap Times

Supreme Court allows Wisconsin to enforce ‘Unborn Child’ law

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Wisconsin can resume enforcing the Unborn Child Protection Act, which allows the government jurisdiction over a pregnant woman who “habitually lacks self-control” with alcohol or drugs “to a severe degree.” In April, a U.S. District judge determined the act is unconstitutionally vague and issued an injunction to block its enforcement. >

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

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