Life, Victims’ Rights, and Paper/Forestry Industry
CONTACT: Rep. Felzkowski 608-266-7694
Madison- Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly convened at the State Capitol to debate bills that protect Northern Wisconsin and the fine men and women who call it home. Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) voted in favor of all the bills taken up – among them three pieces highlighted below that really hit close to home:
Life: This package of bills protects the rights of born-alive babies following an attempted abortion and unborn children who are aborted based on sex or mental disability. It requires informed consent on certain abortion-inducing drug regimens, and ensures that taxpayer funds do not subsidize abortion providers in any way.
Felzkowski stated, “Life is precious and life is priceless. There is nothing more important we could be doing as a legislature than protecting lives.”
Victims’ Rights: This bill, also known as “Marsy’s Law” will create a state-wide referendum question to amend the Wisconsin Constitution and give victims the same rights as their defendants.
Felzkowski added, “I am happy to support victims’ rights and ensure that they have an unalienable ability to protect themselves and be rightfully involved in a court case that stemmed from actions taken against them by their accused.”
Paper/Forestry: This resolution declares May 2019 as Paper and Forestry Products Month in Wisconsin. The logging, papermaking, and printing industries in Wisconsin employ more than 106,000 family-supporting jobs whose annual combined income exceeds $6.4 billion.
Felzkowski expressed, “This is crucial for Northern Wisconsin families who work incredibly hard to supply sustainable paper needs all around the world. This industry has done great things for our neck of the woods and I look forward to watching it succeed for generations to come.”