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Vukmir supported a zero-exception abortion ban, stated support for so-called “personhood” amendments that could ban common forms of birth control
“Vukmir’s strident anti-choice viewpoints are among the most severe and punitive stances held by any elected official in the country.”
MADISON — Far right-wing state Senator Leah Vukmir is today holding a Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing to tout her latest extremist anti-choice bill that would restrict Wisconsin women’s access to a full range of healthcare options by prohibiting certain doctors from providing abortion services. Specifically, the bill forbids University of Wisconsin System doctors from performing abortions at privately funded facilities, on their own time, and even though using state and federal funds for abortions is already prohibited.
As chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, Vukmir previously supported a 20-week abortion ban and received the endorsement of Pro-Life Wisconsin, an extreme anti-choice group that requires candidates to back so-called “personhood” amendments that would ban all abortions — even in cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother — and could even ban some common forms of birth control. And earlier this month, Vukmir predictably celebrated President Donald Trump’s move to threaten birth control access for hundreds of thousands of women across the country.
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning issued the following statement on far right-wing Leah Vukmir holding a hearing for her latest anti-choice legislation:

“On women’s healthcare, Senator Leah Vukmir’s strident anti-choice viewpoints are among the most severe and punitive stances held by any elected official in the country. Her career-long, ideological crusade to take away women’s healthcare access and options prove that she is just far too extreme and dangerous for Wisconsin women.”

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