Attacking Women’s Health And Mandating Ultrasounds
Scott Walker and Wisconsin’s GOP have already defunded Planned Parenthood — now they want to make it impossible for the family planning institution to even operate in the state. To do this, they’re demanding byzantine regulations that could deprive women of crucial health care and force medical professionals to administer an unnecessary procedure before performing an abortion. The Senate will vote on the final bill later this month. And Walker has said he will support it.
“I don’t have any problem with ultrasound,” Walker told reporters, according to the AP. “I think most people think ultrasounds are just fine.”
Planned Parenthood has already had to close four clinics in the state because of Governor Walker’s cuts to health care. The organization says that this will force them to cut cancer screenings, breast exams, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and HIV screening to about 2,000 patients.
Wisconsin’s GOP. They want a government just small enough to force women to have an unnecessary ultrasound.
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