For Immediate release:

October 20, 2021

 

Senate Passes Protect Life Bills

 

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Senate passed pro-life bills that prohibit the practice of discriminatory abortions and expands upon the safeguards of informed consent.  Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) authored Senate Bill 591, A Women’s Right to Know Act, which ensures medical professionals share critical information with a woman who has chosen a pill-induced abortion, commonly referred to as the “abortion pill.”

Senator Kapenga issued the following statement:

“Many people don’t realize that a chemical abortion is actually a series of two different pills which are typically taken a few days apart. The first pill, mifepristone, is a hormone blocker that inhibits development of the baby. The second pill, misoprostol, is taken a day or two later, resulting in the miscarriage of the baby.”

 “It’s crucial that a woman who has chosen a pill-induced abortion is given necessary information that there’s a point in the process where if she has a change of heart after taking the first pill, she may be able to continue her pregnancy and choose life for her baby.”

 “The decision to choose abortion is often made under desperate circumstances. I believe a woman should be made aware of every alternative, including a path forward if she changes her mind.”