It is critical to keep the strong right-to-life majority in the Wisconsin State Senate. This summer’s recall elections will either preserve the opportunity to pass more laws protecting the right-to-life, or doom the entire Wisconsin Right to Life legislative agenda.
In danger are six Republican Senators who have strongly backed right-to-life legislation for many years. The right-to-life majority which currently exists in the State Senate could be strengthened if any of the three pro-abortion Democratic Senators are successfully recalled.
At risk are the following legislative proposals:
- Further defunding of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
- Passage of the Woman’s Protection Act which would address coercive abortions, prohibit RU 486 chemical web cam abortions, require an ultrasound prior to an abortion and regulate and license abortions clinics.
- Opt-ing out of abortion coverage in the health insurance exchanges set up by Obamacare.
- Repealing the law which prohibits abstinence-only sex education in public schools.
The general election for recall of the six right-to-life Republican Senators is Tuesday, August 9. Battling to stay in the Senate to complete their terms are Senators Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse), Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls), Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac), and Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay).
The general election for the three pro-abortion Democratic Senators is Tuesday, August 16. Those Senators are Robert Wirch (D-Pleasant Prairie), Jim Holperin (D-Conover), and Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay).
Wisconsin Right to Life is actively involved in providing voters in the nine Senate districts with information on candidate positions and the importance of maintaining the strong right-to-life majority in the State Senate. Please watch for volunteer opportunities to help Wisconsin Right to Life at this critical time. Thank you.