CONTACT: Rep. Rick Gundrum
Madison – Today, Representative Rick Gundrum (R-Slinger) released this statement following the passage of four common sense bills in the Wisconsin State Assembly.
“Earlier today, I enthusiastically voted in favor of four bills that ensure that a disturbing national trend toward expanded abortion practices does nottake hold in Wisconsin. The package passed today makes it abundantly clear that we will not allow the protections for the unborn to be negligently unraveled in our state.
“When I ran for office, I made a commitment to the citizens of the 58th Assembly District that I would be an advocate for the lives of the unborn who cannot speak for themselves. Discrimination of any kind at any stage of life is flat out wrong – especially when that discrimination results in the cessation of a living being.
The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act (AB 179) protects abortion survivors by requiring healthcare providers that are present during a failed abortion to treat that baby just as they would any other newborn. This ensures that protection is available for all babies and that each baby is treated equally.
Similarly, the Sex Selective, Genetic Disorder Abortion Ban (AB 182) prohibits the termination of a pregnancy based on a genetic disorder diagnosis. Ending discrimination against the most vulnerable population in our state is the right choice.
Ensuring every woman has as much information as possible in the doctors’ office is a basic responsibility of every healthcare provider. The Woman’s Right to Know Act (AB 180) does just that. This bill requires physicians to disclose all possible options to mothers giving them the ability to make informed and thoughtful decisions.
The fourth bill, AB 183, prohibits taxpayer funds from being allocated to subsidize abortion providers. This bill directs DHS to decertify or deny Medicaid certification to any group or affiliate of an entity that provides abortion services.