WAUSAU (WAOW) — Governor Tony Evers is proposing $28 million for girls’s health and infant care as a part of his first finances. The proposal contains reinstating state funding to Planned Parenthood.
The Governor stated the proposal isn’t a republican or democratic challenge, but it surely’s already drawing a tough line between events and activist teams.
Julaine Appling, the President of Wisconsin Family Action, is apprehensive the funding will enhance the variety of girls getting abortions throughout the state.
“It is reverting to previous practices that are not in the best interest of our state and certainly not, in my opinion, in the best interest of women, their health, their well-being and their unborn children,” Appling stated.
But a consultant from Planned Parenthood stated not one of the funding will go towards abortions, however will likely be used for preventative health care.
“It makes sure that patients can get the preventative care that they need through Planned Parenthood,” stated Mel Barnes, the Legal and Policy Director with Planned Parenthood Wisconsin. “Things like birth control, STD tests, well women visits, cancer screenings. These are all things we should be able to agree about.”
The proposal additionally contains creating an infant mortality prevention program. The Wisconsin infant mortality fee is 5.92 per 1,000 reside births, in response to the Center for Disease Control.
Additionally, the governor’s proposal will enhance funding for the minority health grant program, which works to deal with health disparities throughout the state.
Local democratic consultant Katrina Shankland stated she was pleased to listen to the governor’s proposal, and even thinks it should save tax payers cash in the long term.
“The better health outcomes we have on the front end, the more money we save down the road,” Shankland stated. “I think that’s something democrats and republicans can support.”
Governor Evers is about to introduce his full finances on February 28th.