Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is suing the state of Wisconsin over a law (SB 306) that requires a woman to have in-person consultation with a physician before receiving RU 486, an abortion pill. The law is in place to provide steps that assure no woman is coerced into abortion and prohibits “telemed” chemical abortions. Wisconsin’s Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is currently reviewing the case.
“Wisconsin has taken great steps to protect women,” stated Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling. “Who can possibly think that a woman should be prescribed a potent medicine such as RU-486 without, at a minimum, an in-person discussion and exam? SB 306 is about making sure women are protected at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives.” Appling further stated, “This action on the part of Planned Parenthood has come as no surprise.”
Wisconsin Family Action was proud to actively support this bill, along with Wisconsin’s other pro-life organizations.
Wisconsin is the seventh state to require a doctor to be present when an abortion drug is given. The others are Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas.