Monday, April 9, 2012

Here In Wisconsin

Scott Walker continues his laser-like focus on jobs and the economy by signing laws that have nothing to do with anything useful but do, in fact, take Wisconsin further down the road of religious wackadoodle misery and pro-business, which is to say anti-minority, nonsense. To wit:
– A ban on abortion coverage in policies obtained through a health insurance exchange, set to be created under the federal health care reform law starting in 2014. The only exceptions would be in cases of rape, incest or medical necessity.
– A woman seeking an abortion must undergo an exam and consult with a doctor alone, away from her friends and family. The doctor must determine whether someone is pressuring the woman into the procedure. Doctors who break the law could be charged with a felony.
– Teachers in schools that offer sex education must stress abstinence as the only sure way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Declares that sex education teachers do not have to address contraception. That’s a dramatic shift from current state law, which requires teachers to instruct students on birth control options.

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