Abortion will be the subject of legislation to be introduced at the Capitol this fall. The bill will be known as the Woman’s Protection Act. Barbara Lyons is with Wisconsin Right to Life. “The Woman’s Protection Act is extremely important for Wisconsin women and for Wisconsin families,” she said. “We think it’s a way of further protecting women from the damaging impact of abortions.”
The bill would restrict use of web-cam chemical abortions. “A woman could be in Wild Rose Wisconsin, talking to an abortionist over a webcam, who’s in Milwaukee or Madison or San Francisco,” said Lyons. “We believe it’s an attempt by the proponents of abortion to bring abortion into the rural communities.” Lyons didn’t know whether the procedure was being used yet in Wisconsin, but said it has been used in Iowa. “There’s new technology that’s being used in some parts of the country, where a doctor can videoconference with a woman, and be able to provide her the medication that way,” said Lisa Subeck of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. “It looks like they’re looking to interfere with that ability.”
The bill would also require providers tell women they can’t be coerced into abortion, require women to undergo an ultrasound, and increase regulation of abortion clinics. The legislation is being authored by state Senator Mary Lazich and Representative Michelle Litjens, although Subeck charged it’s largely been written by Wisconsin Right to Life.