Two Wisconsin Right to Life-Backed Bills to Receive Public Hearing

WTRLlogoTwo Wisconsin Right to Life priority bills will receive a public hearing Wednesday, May 29 before the Assembly Health Committee.

Assembly Bill 217, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, is authored by Senator Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) and Representative Steve Kestell (R-Elkhart Lake). Under the bill, no person shall intentionally perform or attempt to perform an abortion with knowledge that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion on account of the sex of the unborn child. The victims of sex-selection abortion are overwhelmingly female. We must reject the notion that it is acceptable to abort a little unborn girl, merely because she is a girl. The escalating war on baby girls must be stopped in its tracks.

Assembly bill 216, the Health Care Conscience Act, is authored by Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and Representative Andre Jacque (R-Green Bay). The legislation has two components. The first component is a prohibition on the use of public funds to pay for abortion coverage for public employees. The second component of the bill is exempting certain religious organizations, religious employers and religious institutions of higher learning from the mandate to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs.

Our thanks go to the authors of the bills, the legislators who have co-sponsored them and to Rep. Erik Severson, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, for holding a hearing on the bills.