Kathleen Vinehout on SB232 and her position on birth control:
our interviews featured on Sly in the Morning:
The press releases that resurfaced are here: http://www.wispolitics.com/1006/_080312_PPAWI_Vinehout.pdf
and State representative Chris Taylor weighs in her assessment of the situation:
“Attached is PP’s 2008 press release detailing how Sen. Vinehout sold out women. Sen. Vinehout now says she never did this, that her position was that pharmacies should dispense, yet her amendment doesn’t say that and instead allows pharmacists to refuse. Her position is that of the most extreme wing of the Republican party and contrary to 84% of Wisconsin voters who believe pharmacists should dispense. Even Sen. Alberta Darling & Sheila Harsdorf voted to require pharmacists to dispense, with Vinehout being the only Dem to oppose. This was not a “moderate” position.
Thankfully, Sen. Vinehout’s statements are totally contradicted by the record, which leaves me so puzzled why she would make statements so easily disproved! I highly recommend viewing the exec session where this is all crystal clear.
She also voted in 2009 against confirming women’s health and reproductive rights champion, former state representative & ob/gyn Sheldon Wasserman to the medical examining board (again being the only Dem with even Darling, Harsdorf & Olsen voting for).
Finally, she was a big reason the repeal of the criminal abortion statute never got out of the health committee in 2008. She called the bill to repeal this 1849 ban on all abortion except for a life exception “politically motivated.” I believe that Rep. Terese Berceau and Sen. Mark Miller who sponsored the bill would beg to differ!”
an interview with Rep Taylor is in processing to be released by our WCM board.
and todays response to the renewed controversey: http://www.prochoicewisconsin.org/news/press/201202031.shtml
Kathleen Vinehouts press release response to the above Naral/P-P press releases are here :
and todays response to the renewed controversy: http://kathleenvinehout.org/wp-content/uploads/Contraception-Press-Release-020212.pdf
and another current response is here: http://kathleenvinehout.org/wp-content/uploads/NARAL-response-020512-final3.pdf
see the debate on this issue on wiseye: ( sound cuts out for about 15 mins beginning around 11 minutes in to the archive video)
The history of the bill is here: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2007/proposals/sb232
the text of the bill is here https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2007/related/proposals/sb232
with the amendments : https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2007/related/amendments/sb232/sa2_sb232
TO 2007 SENATE BILL 232
and Job Creation.
4 pharmacist has a duty to promptly”.
7 of the following applies and the pharmacist ensures that the patient will have access
8 to the contraceptive elsewhere:
12 an organization that objects to contraception on moral or religious grounds.”.
TO 2007 SENATE BILL 232
standards, and any pharmacist who fails to meet the practice standards may be
required to forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $50 for each offense, and may be
subject to disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may include a reprimand, denial,
limitation, suspension or revocation of the pharmacist’s license, and a forfeiture of
not more than $1,000 for each offense.
dispense a valid prescription for any contraceptive approved by the federal Food and
Drug Administration (FDA), unless the prescription is contraindicated for a
enact as follows:
1 450.09 (2m) Patients’ rights. Every pharmacist has a duty to promptly
2 dispense a valid prescription for any
3 federal-food-and-drug-administration-approved contraceptive, unless such a
4 prescription is contraindicated for a particular patient.