Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 1 (1 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   2 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Go Wisconsin!

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H3 4/10/12

Become a Fan
  (42 fans)

What are you waiting for, Wisconsinites?! Recall Scott Walker before he can do any more damage to civil rights! 

At high noon on Good Friday Scott Walker quietly signed 50 bills, many of which were specifically designed to roll back women's rights to the stone age. Under one new law, if a woman wants an abortion she must face a doctor -- alone -- while the physician graphically -- under threat of felony charge -- describes the procedure and makes sure the woman requesting this service is not there under duress.

This would apply to a 40-year-old housewife of a 14-year-old rape victim, who could not even have a parent with her for the, uh, "forced consultation."

Also now on the books is a ban on abortion coverage in certain health insurance policies, and enforced abstinence-only sex education in the public schools.

Walker also repealed the Equal Pay Act, meaning women can now -- legally -- be paid less than men for the same work. According to Think Progress:

"Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) quietly signed three controversial bills on the eve of a holiday weekend to significantly limit access to abortion services and sex education. Walker "signed the bills Thursday but didn't announce the move until mid-day Friday, when his office released a list of more than 50 bills he signed Thursday and Friday.
"-- 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."

When asked what might happen if the recall effort in November is successful, Walker stated "God's got a plan for us" in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. 

Rapture or recall, it doesn't really matter, as long as he's gone.

Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 - in an emergency - she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike's program. Within a few (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

March of the Mysogynists

Saving Earth

The Grinch Who Stole Health Reform

Hunger in America

Tea For Two...

Extinction Level Event . . .?


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
2 people are discussing this page, with 2 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)
Wisconsinites....if you think Walker is against yo... by Dennis Kaiser on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 11:01:51 AM
Scott Walker is doing everything he can to inspire... by Walter J Smith on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 9:49:48 PM