Scott Walker’s Assault on Birth Control, Women’s Health
March 3, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)— It’s not enough to tear his state apart with his ideological union-busting campaign. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker also wants to put wanton women in their place. If women use prescription birth control, they are on their own. Walker is abolishing a state law that requires insurance companies to cover birth control. And poor uninsured women needing cervical and breast cancer screenings are also out of luck. Walker’s budget plan also does away with state funding for family planning health clinics. But don’t worry, the wealthy will still get their tax breaks.
This is what happens when angry citizens vote against their own self interests, and elect a right-wing corporate tool like Scott Walker. The poor, public workers and women are targeted so that wealthy corporate interests can pay less in taxes.
Think Progress writes:
He is also proposing to repeal Wisconsin’s Contraceptive Equity Law because, apparently for Walker, a budget also has to attack women’s health:
Gov. Scott Walker’s budget would repeal a state law requiring insurance companies cover prescription birth control.
Walker’s budget released Tuesday would undo the law signed in 2009 by his Democratic predecessor Gov. Jim Doyle. Passage of the bill, which took effect last year, came after more than a decade of trying by Democrats.
And that’s not all. Walker also erases Title V funding that could result in the closing of 50 health centers that serve the health needs of uninsured women.