Walker: Voted against taxpayer funding of abortions for public employees. Signed into law a provision to prohibit the UW Hospital Authority from being involved in performing abortions and from using taxpayer dollars to pay medical students to learn to perform abortions. Signed into law legislation allowing Wisconsin to opt‐out of taxpayer‐funded abortion coverage under ObamaCare.
Barrett: Voted for use of taxpayer funds for abortions in military hospitals, for Medicaid recipients, for prison inmates, for federal employees, for residents of the District of Columbia and for women overseas.
TAXPAYER FUNDING OF ABORTION PROVIDERS:
Walker: Voted to prohibit taxpayer dollars from going to organizations that provide or promote abortions. Signed into law a provision to prohibit Title V taxpayer dollars from going to organizations that perform abortions.
Barrett: Supports taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.
PROTECTING UNBORN CHILDREN:
Walker: Supports making abortion illegal. Voted to recognize an unborn child as a separate victim of a criminal act against the pregnant mother. Voted to prohibit partial-birth abortions. Voted to protect unborn children at risk due to drug or alcohol use by the mother.
Barrett: Supports continued legal abortion on demand. Voted against recognizing an unborn child as a separate victim of a criminal act against the pregnant mother. Voted against prohibiting partial-birth abortions.
Walker: Voted to strengthen Wisconsin’s law requiring parental consent before a minor’s abortion. Signed into law the return of sex education curriculum to local control and to allow abstinence‐only programs.
Barrett: Voted for every loophole in state law to keep a minor girl’s abortion a secret from her parents. Voted to allow transportation of a minor girl across state lines to obtain a secret abortion.
Walker: Voted for the Woman’s Right to Know Act which requires that women be given full information prior to an abortion and establishes a 24‐hour waiting period. Signed into law legislation to protect women from coerced abortions and to prohibit unsafe RU 486 chemical web cam abortions designed to expand abortions into local communities.
Barrett: Voted for FDA approval of RU 486 chemical abortions. Supports repeal of new law which prevents coerced abortions and prohibits web cam RU 486 chemical abortions.
Walker: Authored legislation to strengthen conscience protections for medical professionals and institutions who do not want to participate in anti-life activities.
Barrett: Voted to allow health care providers to be penalized for declining to participate in abortions.
Walker: Voted in favor of legislation to prohibit lawsuits based on the “wrongful” life of an unborn child. Voted to prohibit the sale of body parts of aborted babies.
Barrett: Voted to allow human cloning. Stated that embryonic research is the “Lord’s work.”
Complete Walker/Barrett voting records can be found here.