Wisconsin’s pro-life champion Rep. Andre Jacque (R-DePere) is circulating three new bills for sponsorship. The new bills come in response to strong outrage elicited by undercover sting videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of body parts from aborted children.
View the videos HERE, HERE AND HERE–(Warning: GRAPHIC)
“Rep. Andre Jaque is a prolife champion. We’re very pleased he is introducing these bills. With strong Republican majorities in both houses, we look for them to pass quickly in the state legislature. Since the Governor is pro-life and has been talking about defunding Planned Parenthood in all his speeches recently, I don’t see any reason he wouldn’t sign all three of them.” – Julaine Appling, WFA president
DEADLINE for legislators to co-sponsor these bills is next Thursday, August 6.
Now’s the time to let your elected officials know your opinion on these bills. Click HERE to find out who your legislators are and for their contact information. (On the Home page, go to “Find My Legislators”)
LRB 1645/2 – Prohibiting the sale and use of aborted children’s body parts, requiring the determination and reporting of the aborted children’s gender, and establishing standards for the disposition of remains from aborted children. (This bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Joel Kleefisch)
LRB 2675/1 – Requires that family planning clinics, most notably Planned Parenthood, which acquire drugs at the heavily discounted rates available through the Medicaid 340B program to bill Medicaid at the actual acquisition cost (rather than their current heavily inflated rate) plus a reasonable dispensing fee. This change will bring Wisconsin in line with the majority of other states and save millions of taxpayer dollars.
LRB 2674/1 – Requiring the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to apply for and prioritize the use of federal Title X preventive health services grant funds. The state of Wisconsin, DHS, local public health agencies, and hospitals would all benefit from DHS taking control of Federal Title X funding allocated to WI, as well as mitigate the controversial subsidization of Planned Parenthood (WI’s largest abortion provider) that presently occurs. The sole grantee for the state of Wisconsin is currently Planned Parenthood, which receives more than $3 Million annually from Title X.