Being a religious zealot, Scott Walker feels that STD tests, cancer screenings and providing of birth control is something to be taken away and is not concerned with women’s reproductive rights.
Planned Parenthood rally criticizes Walker for cuts to birth control funding
Democratic lawmakers and reproductive health advocates gathered on the Capitol steps Friday to rally for Planned Parenthood, which would face defunding under Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed biennial budget.
State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, said Planned Parenthood has enjoyed three decades of bipartisan support, but said Walker brought his ideology into health matters.
“I am not a woman, but if I were, I wouldn’t want what Governor Walker thinks to come close to my health care decisions,” Erpenbach told the crowd.
Meg Robertson, a Planned Parenthood nurse practitioner, said she was “outraged” with the role politics was playing in health care and asserted the services Planned Parenthood provides are essential for reproductive health.
Wisconsin Right to Life praised Walker for his efforts in “ensuring that taxpayers are not involved in the taking of human life.”
However, under Wisconsin law state funds are not used for non-medical abortions, so the funding currently being provided to Planned Parenthood goes towards other services.