Scott Walker’s decision on healthcare has drastically undermined the goal of providing access to affordable health services in Wisconsin. However, the governor’s extreme agenda on health issues doesn’t stop there.
Gov. Walker has repeatedly failed to stand up for women and protect their freedom to make their own health decisions, often declining to make comments or take a stand publicly, even as he silently signs divisively partisan bills into law.
The fact is that Walker has an extreme anti-women record that he is trying to hide. For more than a decade, he has either authored or promoted ideologically-driven legislation aimed to block women’s access to crucial healthcare services.
Walker is the Father of Personhood in Wisconsin, helping to pen an extreme partial-birth abortion ban that defined a “child” as the fetus “from the time of fertilization until it is completely delivered.”
He was the lead writer of a Wisconsin Right to Life bill (commonly known as the “conscience bill’) that allowed doctors to refuse to prescribe and dispense contraceptives and, furthermore, to ignore advance directive living wills.
In addition, he has fought at every turn to defund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide affordable access to critical women’s health services ranging from annual exams to preventative cancer screenings.
“Walker may be hoping Wisconsin has forgotten his decade-long war on women, but his record of supporting anti-women legislation and defunding crucial health services exposes how dangerous he really is,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Melissa Baldauff said on Tuesday. “Walker is too extreme for women and too extreme for Wisconsin.”