Brett Davis Voted to Allow Pharmacists to Refuse to Fill Birth Control Prescriptions for Women

Oct 29, 2008

MADISON –  Brett Davis voted three times to allow pharmacists to refuse to fill birth control prescriptions for women, arguing that a pharmacist should have the final say over whether a woman can or cannot have access to birth control. (Sources: 2007 AB 467, 2005 AA3 to AB 207, 2005 AB 532) 

“Brett Davis is wrong on health care for women,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director of the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee. “Apparently, Brett Davis thinks that politicians in Madison know more about what is best for Wisconsin women than their doctors do.”

“John Waelti believes that important medical decisions should be left up to a woman and her doctor and no one should have the right to deny a woman access to basic medication such as birth control pills,” said Smith.

In the past four years, 11,226 voters in the 80th Assembly District have voted against Brett Davis twice. In both the 2006 and 2004 elections, 11,226 voters opposed Brett Davis because they understand that he is wrong on the issues that matter most to middle class families in Wisconsin. 11,226 voters also agree that Brett Davis does not support the most basic options for women’s health care.