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

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.

Watch or read: 2017 sees huge rise in Dem women seeking to run for office in Wisconsin

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One Dane County woman tells her story of joining Emerge Wisconsin’s first 2017 class. Emerge trains Democratic women seeking to run for office and has seen twice as many women enroll in their first class this year than in previous years, and is introducing a second class this year to accommodate more demand. > WKOW Madison

State seeks permission to continue ‘cocaine mom’ law against 25 pregnant women


Wisconsin’s attorney general has asked a federal appeals court for an emergency order allowing the state to continue action against 25 women under its so-called cocaine mom law, recently found unconstitutional, while the state asks the U.S. Supreme Court to get involved. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel