WI Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bills Defunding Planned Parenthood

Veronica Neffinger | iBelieve Contributor | Friday, February 19, 2016

WI Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bills Defunding Planned Parenthood

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed two bills on Thursday (Feb. 18) which cut government funding from Planned Parenthood clinics.

The Washington Examiner reports that Wisconsin follows in the wake of at least nine other states which have also cut funding to Planned Parenthood after pro-life advocate David Daleiden released a series of undercover videos, allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials negotiating over the sale of fetal body parts obtained through abortions.

The two new Wisconsin laws restrict Planned Parenthood clinics from receiving federal Title X money. 

Planned Parenthood operates 22 clinics in Wisconsin, three of which provide abortions, according to its website. The abortion provider estimated that the funding cuts will cost it $7.5 million a year.

Walker signed the bills at Life’s Connection, a clinic in Waukesha that offers options other than abortion for women dealing with unwanted pregnancies.

"Today, we signed two bills into law that prioritize women's health while improving government and its services to the citizens of Wisconsin," Walker said.

Publication date: February 19, 2016