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Join Pro-Life Wisconsinites and over 700,000 other pro-lifers as we mark the tragic anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

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2013-2014 Legislative Session

Pro-Life Wisconsin Fights the Good Fight on Pro-Life Bills

Pro-Life Wisconsin is proud to be your 100% pro-life voice at the State Capitol during every legislative session.  With our total protection message, we raise the bar for pro-life politicians by advocating bills that push the boundaries of traditional, regulatory pro-life legislation. Examples would include the reintroduction of the Wisconsin Personhood Amendment and the Ban on the Sale and Use of Aborted Fetal Body Parts.

Wisconsin Personhood Amendment: In August of 2013 Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) reintroduced the Wisconsin Personhood Amendment, legislation that would amend the Wisconsin Constitution to apply personhood rights to preborn children at all stages of development. Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 49 extends the inalienable right to life already found in the Wisconsin Constitution to all preborn children from the beginning of their lives. The Wisconsin Personhood Amendment is the strongest, most comprehensive pro-life legislation ever introduced in the state of Wisconsin. It seeks to end abortion in Wisconsin, not to regulate or restrict it. Wisconsin Right to Life’s staunch opposition to AJR 49, as well as the Wisconsin Catholic Conference’s neutrality on the measure, made it difficult for the personhood amendment to progress. Regardless of the political obstacles, PLW is committed to making the Wisconsin Personhood Amendment our top legislative priority every session.

Ban on the Sale and Use of Aborted Fetal Body Parts: In April of 2013 Rep. Jacque and Sen. Neal Kedzie (R-Elkhorn) reintroduced legislation that would prohibit the sale and use of aborted human fetal body parts.  The UW-Madison is currently conducting medical research using aborted fetal tissue. Despite the lengthy list of medical research projects benefiting from aborted fetal tissue, one cannot escape the fact that the benefit derives from human beings that are killed and experimented upon without their consent. The ends do not justify the means. Preborn children killed by abortion deserve a proper burial, not lab experimentation. The combined opposition of Wisconsin’s medical and scientific community made it difficult for AB 224 to progress.  Because Wisconsin must guarantee the highest ethical standards of academic research, PLW will continue to fight for this legislation every session.

Pro-Life Wisconsin also pushed some mainstream pro-life legislation.  Bills establishing a “Choose Life” Wisconsin specialty license plate and banning abortion coverage in state employee health plans easily passed the State Assembly but ultimately died due to the inaction of the State Senate. 

“Choose Life” Wisconsin Specialty License Plate:  2013 Assembly Bill (AB) 206, legislation authored by Rep. Jacque and Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin), would establish a “Choose Life” Wisconsin specialty license plate. The “Choose Life” plate would have provided a wonderful opportunity for Wisconsinites to express their pro-life beliefs and facilitate and encourage adoption as a positive, life-affirming choice for women with unplanned pregnancies.  Choose Life Wisconsin, Inc. (CLW) planned to disburse the proceeds from the sale of the plates to pregnancy care centers throughout the state. Senate Republican leadership refused to schedule AB 206 for a final vote on the last day of session, effectively killing it. But CLW has made public its intention to take the “Choose Life” plate to the courts, with the goal of compelling the Wisconsin Legislature and Governor Walker to make AB 206 law.

Ban on Abortion Coverage for State Employees: 2013 Assembly Bill (AB) 216, legislation authored by Rep. Jacque and Sen. Grothman, bans abortion coverage in state employee health plans and provides an exemption from the state contraceptive insurance coverage mandate for non-profit religious organizations, religious employers and religious institutions of higher education. Republican leadership in the State Senate refused to schedule AB 216 for debate on the Senate floor and the bill died as time ran out at the end of session.

You can count on Pro-Life Wisconsin to fight the good fight every legislative session and to never water down our bills for political expediency. We know that we do not have the moral authority to negotiate even one precious life away. We pray that our principled stand will change hearts and minds, within and without the state legislature, so that someday all of Wisconsin’s preborn children will be protected in law as persons.