Wisconsin Right to Life Applauds State Senate for Passing bills to curb PPFA’s use of taxpayer dollars

Wisconsin State Senator Scott Fitgerald

Wisconsin State Senator Scott Fitgerald

On Wednesday, the Wisconsin state Senate passed two key bills to curb Planned Parenthood’s use of taxpayer dollars in the state of Wisconsin.

AB 310/SB 237, which has already been passed by the state Assembly, redirects federal Title X family planning funds away from organizations that perform abortions, meaning $3.5 million taxpayer dollars will be driven away from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

SB 238/AB 311 dramatically reduces Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s artificially inflated Medicaid reimbursement rates, and will eliminate $4.5 million taxpayer funds that have previously gone to Planned Parenthood.

Wisconsin State Sen. Chris Kapenga

Wisconsin State Sen. Chris Kapenga

“These bills are essential steps towards steering funds away from an organization that has been mired in controversy,” said Heather Weininger, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life.

“We give many thanks to Sen. Kapenga for authoring these important bills, Sen. Fitzgerald for his leadership in moving these bills forward, and to all members of the Wisconsin State Senate who voted to move taxpayer dollars away from Planned Parenthood,” Weininger continued.

“Voting for AB 310 and SB 238 demonstrates their ability to stand up to the pro-abortion lobby, and stand for the right to life of unborn children.”