Scott Walker

Walker Administration Unilaterally Ends Enforcement of Wisconsin Birth Control Law in Latest Effort to Restrict Women’s Access to Essential Health Care

 Press release in today from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin:

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

July 23, 2014

 

Contact: Lisa Boyce

608-345-7549

 

 

Walker Administration Unilaterally Ends Enforcement of Wisconsin Birth Control Law

in Latest Effort to Restrict Women’s Access to Essential Health Care

National Women’s Law Center Says Move is in Conflict with Law

 

MADISON – This week, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) under Governor Walker’s administration announced via a media interview that the state will no longer enforce Wisconsin’s birth control coverage law (Wis stat. 632.895(17)) that ensures prescription drug plans cover birth control the same as other prescription drugs. Governor Walker justified this move in light of the Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court in June. Legal experts with the National Women’s Law Center, however, have released an analysis that concludes the Hobby Lobby ruling does not invalidate Wisconsin’s contraceptive coverage law and it must therefore be enforced. The Walker Administration’s move is just the latest in a long line of efforts to reduce women’s access to everything from sex education, cancer screens, and birth control to safe and legal abortion.

Toxic Walker

I highly recommend the article on the New Republic web site to day about Scott Walker.  It's one of the best run-downs I have read of the Walker phenomonon, how we got here, and what his prospects are for being presidential material. 

Digby - Scott Walker is falling apart

The internal turmoil in Wisconsin over John Doe II is getting some attention from Digby - particularly as to how the signs of corruption in our state government will be an issue for Walker as a presidential candidate.  As always with Digby, highly recommended.

Is it just me, or does anyone else keep thinking "John-a-Doe-a Two" - in Father Guido Sarducci style?  Maybe it's just me.

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