SB 306 is just another unnecessary and politically motivated attack on women's health care access that comes during a time of great economic distress and turmoil in health care access.
Passed in the Senate 17-16 on 2/22/12
Passed in the Assembly 60-33 on 3/15/12
Signed into law by Governor Walker on 4/5/12
SB 306 seeks to ban the use of telemedicine for a medication abortion in Wisconsin. Currently, there are no health centers offering medication abortion via telemedicine in the state. Regardless, this is extremely troubling overreach of legislative authority into the practice of medicine.
The Wisconsin Legislature should not be in the business of practicing medicine. Medical care should be provided by health care professionals, not dictated by politicians.