A.B. 377Euphemistically called the "Compassionate Care for Rape Victims" (CCRV), AB 377 mandates that all providers of emergency care must dispense the chemically abortifacient 'morning after' pill to any woman who presents herself as a victim of rape. Tyrannically, no provision is made for Catholic or other hospitals to refrain for reasons of morality or conscience, and severe penalties are assessed against non-compliant providers.
This bill has already passed both houses. Due to amendments, both houses must vote on the reworded version. The assembly has scheduled their vote for Wed. Jan 23, 2008, after which (if passed) it will move to the Senate.
S.B. 151SB 151 is an attempt to make Wisconsin the second state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. In similar tyrannical fashion, doctors who do not want to kill their suicidal patient are required, under severe penalties, to refer the patient to someone else who will perform the murder. What kind of 'conscience clause' is that?
This bill is just now being reintroduced, and is in committee hearings. A public hearing will be held at 10:00 am on Wed. Jan 23, in Room 411 South in the Wisconsin State Capitol. The following are the committee members:
|Tim Carpenter (D) Chair||800-249-8173||Sen.Carpenter@legis.wisconsin.gov|
|Spencer Coggs (D) Co-chair||877-474-2000||Sen.Coggs@legis.wisconsin.gov|
|Pat Kreitlow (D)||888-437-9436||Sen.Kreitlow@legis.wisconsin.gov|
|Dale Schultz (R)||800-978-8008||Sen.Schultz@legis.wisconsin.gov|
|Robert Cowles (R)||800-334-1465||Sen.Cowles@legis.wisconsin.gov|
NotesMore about this and other current events can be learned at the Crosstalk site, or on the VCY Crosstalk radio program.
The two local (Superior area) legislators are:
|Senator Bob Jauch (D)||800-469-6562||Sen.Jauch@legis.wisconsin.gov|
|Representative Frank Boyle (D)||888-534-0073||Rep.Boyle@legis.wisconsin.gov|
Other legislators may be contacted by calling the state legislative switchboard at 800-362-9472. Even if you do not know your legislators' names, they should be able to tell you and give you contact information.
You may also navigate the Wisconsin State Legislature site to find out contact information. To find out who represents you in the Wisconsin state legislature, go to this "Who Are My Legislators?" page. If you know your legislators' names, go to the Senators' Home Page and Representatives' Home Page and click on the person's name to find out their phone, email, etc.
Let's make some noise!