Statements about Women

Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."

A bill backed by Sean Duffy and other House Republicans "could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims" who get an abortion.  

Domestic violence "is seen as a pre-existing" health condition and "women had to pay 50 percent more for health care because of gender ratings," but under Obamacare, "all of that is over."  

Under a new law regulating abortions, "Even if you're raped, if you don't report it in the first 30 days, the Republicans will force you to have an ultrasound."

"Upwards of 90 percent" of women seeking an abortion decide not to have an abortion after seeing an ultrasound.

Since the federal Violence Against Women Act was adopted in 1994, "cases of domestic violence have fallen by 67 percent."

Access for 12,000 women to use Planned Parenthood -- "not for the right to choose," but for "basic health care" -- was "taken away" by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Says Gov. Scott Walker said "no to equal pay for equal work for women."

Wisconsin women "are paid 81 cents to the dollar of a man doing the same job."

The Wisconsin law repealed by Republicans, which allowed discriminated workers to sue in state court, "was kind of a gravy train" for lawyers.

Under a new law, doctors performing drug-induced abortions could be charged if women don’t return to them for follow-up care

Says Gov. Scott Walker signed abortion, sex education and discrimination bills "in secret."

Says Wisconsin women facing pay discrimination can't "do something about it" under bill passed by Republicans.

Says the Wisconsin Republican Party tweeted "Happy International Women's Day! You ladies should get paid less and not be able to make health care decisions."

Says Wisconsin Assembly Republicans voted to repeal a law that ensures "that women cannot get paid less than a man for doing the same job."

While fighting a move to toughen penalties for workplace gender discrimination, state Sen. Glenn Grothman said "he didn’t believe women belonged in the workplace" but belonged "at home, cooking and cleaning and having babies."

Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker eliminated "cancer screenings for uninsured women" and offered "no alternatives."  

Says "Scott Walker tried to pass a law to allow pharmacists to block women’s access to birth control."

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