Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Backs Mary Burke for Governor

State   Steven Ertelt   Nov 7, 2013   |   11:24AM    Madison, WI

Given that Governor Scott Walker has assembled a sterling pro-life record during his time as governor of Wisconsin, America’s largest abortion business is looking for an ally who will scale back protections for women and unborn children. They have that in candidate Mary Burke.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is endorsing Democrat Mary Burke for the governor’s race, even though she faces other Democrats in the primary election for a challenger to Walker.

“Planned Parenthood executive director Tanya Atkinson said Wednesday that Burke is the only candidate with a clear path to victory. The other Democrat considering running, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, has a checkered history with Planned Parenthood,” one report says. “Vinehout received the group’s endorsement in 2006 when she ran for the Senate. But Planned Parenthood rescinded its backing after Vinehout authored an amendment to allow pharmacists and pharmacies with religious objections to refuse to dispense birth control to women.”

“No other Democrat has announced plans yet to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker,” the report continues. “Atkinson says Burke offers a clear contrast to Walker, who cut funding for Planned Parenthood as governor.”

The pro-abortion group Emily’s List has also endorsed Burke.

Walker has been a pro-life champion as Wisconsin’s governor.

In July, Walker signed Senate Bill 206 (Sonya’s Law) into law.  This important new law requires that women seeking abortions in Wisconsin be given the opportunity to see their unborn children through ultrasound.

Since Governor Walker took office in January 2011, the pro-life movement in Wisconsin has made monumental gains. Walker signed into law a state budget that included a provision to prohibit the UW Hospital Authority from being involved in performing abortions and from using taxpayer dollars to pay medical students to learn how to perform abortions. Walker steered Wisconsin Well Woman funds to local counties instead of Planned Parenthood.

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Governor Walker also signed bills that allow Wisconsin to opt out of abortion funding under Obamacare, to protect pregnant women from coerced abortions and to prohibit RU486 chemical web cam abortions.

Walker’s pro-life achievements have earned him the praise of Wisconsin’s top pro-life groups and, contrary to the claims from abortion advocates, the support of many women. Just one example comes in the form of a letter to the editor in the Stevens Point Journal, entitled “Kudos to Governor Walker for pro-life record.” The author, Kathleen Sommers of Custer, Wisconsin, thanks Walker for standing up for women by signing the bill banning coerced abortions.