An Assembly committee has approved two bills aimed at taking funding away from Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin.
One of the bills would keep Planned Parenthood from being able to apply for money through a federal grant program. The other would cap the reimbursement rate the provider can receive for drugs it purchases through the Medicaid program. Combined, both amount to about $7.5 million in funding each year.
The Assembly Health Committee approved both measures Tuesday on party line 7-4 votes, with Democrats arguing the loss of funding could cut off access to basic health care for low-income men and women who are in need of family planning services. Republicans have argued that other providers will be able to offer those services.
Both bills now head to the Assembly floor.