Critics of Governor Walker continue to say there is a “war on women” in Wisconsin an assertion the governor denies. At the Wisconsin Women’s Health Policy Summit, we asked Nicole Safar of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin about it.
AUDIO: Safar on recent state policies (1:17)
Supporters of the abortion access changes say requiring the patient to meet with a doctor prior to the procedure ensures the women are not being coerced to have an abortion. Supporters of changing sex education standards say it gives more local control to schools. Supporters of repealing pay equity law say it was redundant with existing statutes.
While meeting with reporters at the state GOP convention, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch was asked whether there is a war on women.
AUDIO: Kleefisch on the type of war she is fighting (:30)
The so-called war on women is being used on the campaign trail. Walker’s Democratic opponent Tom Barrett has TV ad mentioning the aforementioend policies.