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Friday, March 14, 2008

WI, Doyle and a Bipartisan Victory For Choice!

Governor Jim Doyle signed the Compassionate Care for Rape Victims Bill into law yesterday. This is the first pro-choice law enacted in Wisconsin in over a decade!

What is so impressive about this is that it is the right thing to do. It is so much the right thing to do, that it passed with bipartisan support in the State Assembly and State Senate.

From NARAL:
This law ensures that sexual assault survivors will receive compassionate care,
as recommended by health care professionals and sexual assault victim advocates,
in Wisconsin’s emergency rooms. It requires emergency rooms to provide rape
victims information about and access to emergency contraception without
exception....

All of this to ensure that no matter which Wisconsin
hospital a women visits after a sexual assault, she will be treated with
compassionate, comprehensive care.

I am REALLY proud to be a Wisconsinite right now!

4 comments:

Georgia said...

Does this mean that CATHOLIC hospitals must offer abortion information to rape victims?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......
interesting.

Al said...

Catholic hospitals already offer EC to rape victims. This bill does absolutely nothing to them.

And I thought this bill "didn't have anything to do with the abortion debate." That's what Robson et al said.

Crawford's Take said...

This has nothing to do with abortion.

The bill requires all sexual assault victions to be provided information on emergency contraception options in emergency rooms, etc...

AND NO, not all religious hospitals statewide provided the information, which made the bill necessary!

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