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Legal Question: If Roe Is Overturned, Can Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban Be Ruled Unenforceable?

A political battle would almost certainly spill into courts as health providers assess their legal options.

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EXCLUSIVE POLL: A Plan That Would Raise Taxes and Could End Social Security and Medicare—is Massively Unpopular

Survey shows 94% percent of likely voters have heard little or nothing about Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s proposal. But when they learn about it, 71% of voters, including 62% of Republicans, oppose what Sen. Ron Johnson described as a “positive thing.”

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Ob-Gyn: Overturning Roe v. Wade Removes Women’s Ability ‘to Determine the Rest of Our Lives’

There are many complex reasons women terminate pregnancies. Saying it’s about “not wanting a baby” doesn’t begin to appreciate women’s health care.

Gov. Tony Evers gives his State of the State address in the Assembly chamber of the Wisconsin state Capitol on Feb. 15, 2022. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Evers Gives Wisconsin School Districts $15 Million for Mental Healthcare for Kids

A recent study from the CDC found that 37% of high school students experienced poor mental health during the pandemic and 44% experienced “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness.

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Amid a Report of an Imminent Overturning of Roe v. Wade, Polling Shows 66% of Americans Think the Government Shouldn’t Interfere in Reproductive Rights

If true, an 1849 Wisconsin law would go into effect, banning abortion across the state. Nearly half of Republicans also oppose interference.

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With Big Pharma Exploiting Diabetics, Baldwin Supports a Cap on Patients’ Insulin Costs. GOP Sends Mixed Signals.

The cost to produce a vial of insulin is roughly equivalent to a cup of coffee and yet, pharmaceutical companies doubled insulin prices from 2012 to 2016, with the average price for a 40-day supply of insulin increasing from $344 to $666. 

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Doctors Slam GOP Proposals to Add New Barriers to Medical Assistance

Wisconsinites receiving medical assistance benefits would be subject to new requirements under two new bills.