For Immediate Release
February 20, 2018
Brad Bainum, [email protected]
Melanie Conklin, [email protected]

Vukmir, Wisconsin Senate Republicans Pass Radical Anti-Choice Bill

Latest right-wing, Vukmir-sponsored bill would ban public workers from getting abortions, except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother

MADISON -- Wisconsin Senate Republicans, including U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir, today voted to advance a radical, anti-choice bill that would drastically restrict Wisconsin women's access to abortion.

Under Assembly Bill 128, today passed by the Senate, "public workers could not use their government-provided health insurance plans for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to preserve the life of the mother. The restriction would apply to state workers and thousands of local government employees who get their coverage through the state Group Insurance Board."

This is just the latest attack on Wisconsin women from Wisconsin Republicans and far right-wing state Sen. Vukmir, a cosponsor of the billwho has championed strict restrictions on women's access to a full range of health care option and supports a zero-exception abortion ban.

"Wisconsin Republicans' continued attacks on women's reproductive rights are deeply disturbing. This latest effort to prevent women who are public employees from accessing a full range of health care options is upsetting, yet unsurprising, given that it is led by anti-choice extremist Leah Vukmir," said Melanie Conklin, Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson.