Monday, August 01, 2005

Anti-women weirdness in Wisconsin

Anti-women weirdness in Wisconsin

What is going ON in my native state?

"Wisconsin has the distinct honor of becoming the first state in the nation to limit college students’ access to full birth control options. UW Birth Control Ban-AB 343 prohibits University of Wisconsin campuses from prescribing, dispensing and advertising all forms of birth control and emergency contraceptives. Wisconsin State Rep. Dan LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, introduced this bill based on the belief that “dispensing birth control and emergency contraceptives leads to promiscuity.”"

Nothing in the article about a veto, which I'd think is likely. But it's almost enough to make me want to move back to my home town and run against the fundamentalist wingnut I went to high school with who (mis) represents the area in the state House...

We'd best leave that to someone else. But the great Amanda, who pointed this out, cuts to the chase: "I've noticed lately a reduction in the amount of pooh-poohing feminist fears that once a genuine ban on abortion is within the grasp of the Wingnutteria, they will dispense with the fakey concern about saving babies and proceed to attack contraceptive rights."

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