Weekly Democratic radio address:
"Celebrate Mother's Day and Women's Health Week"
MADISON – Senator Janet Bewley (D-Delta) offered the Democratic Weekly Radio address today reflecting on Mother's Day and the start of Women's Health Week.
"In addition to any gifts you might be giving or receiving for Mother’s Day, take a minute and think about ways you can help improve your own health and the health of the people you love. Unfortunately Republicans in Wisconsin have gone out of their way to make it harder to keep our loved ones healthy. " - Sen. Janet Bewley
The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
A written transcript of the address is below:
"This Sunday is Mother’s Day and the start of Women’s Health Week. I look forward to talking with my daughters and opening the cards my grandchildren send. Mother’s Day is one of the busiest times for postal carriers and phone companies. I hope we can all do our part to make Women’s Health Week just as busy.
"National Women’s Health Week is a chance to encourage all of the women in our lives to take at least one step toward a healthier life. In addition to any gifts you might be giving or receiving for Mother’s Day, take a minute and think about ways you can help improve your own health and the health of the people you love.
"Unfortunately Republicans in Wisconsin have gone out of their way to make it harder to keep our loved ones healthy. Time and again they’ve limited access to health care, especially for low-income women and those of us who live in rural areas.
"They’ve cut state funding for Planned Parenthood health centers in Wisconsin. They’ve cut access to lifesaving cancer screenings, HIV testing, birth control, and annual exams for tens of thousands of Wisconsin patients. This Mother’s Day let’s take the opposite approach and give each other the greatest gifts we can. Let’s take care of ourselves and encourage our loved ones. And let’s rededicate ourselves to defending and improving, not limiting, access to vital care for women across Wisconsin."