In an interview yesterday, Rebecca Kleefisch said that prenatal care was “obviously already free” and wants to invest resources into care for pregnant people. What she fails to mention is that the Walker-Kleefisch administration filed multiple lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act, which for the first time guaranteed maternity care as an essential health benefit insurers must cover in the United States.
Most recently, Kleefisch admitted to supporting a total ban on abortions in Wisconsin without exceptions. Medical professionals and physicians agree — abortion is health care.
“Rebecca Kleefisch believes that less people should have access to care,” said Hannah Menchhoff, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director. “She has never shown interest in protecting health care for women and those who can become pregnant. It’s a joke that she pretends to want to invest resources into maternal care now, when she actively sought opportunities to make it harder to access.”