For some time, Planned Parenthood and their cohorts in the radical pro-abortion movement have been waging a campaign of lies against Assembly Representatives Jim Ott (R-Mequon), Karl Van Roy (R-Green Bay), Mark Honadel (R-South Milwaukee) and Mike Huebsch (R-West Salem).
In radio ads, website ads and in flyers mailed to constituents of the four legislators, Planned Parenthood accuses them of supporting legislation that would result in women being imprisoned for having abortions. Things had died down for a time but this week, Planned Parenthood sent more flyers with the same flagrantly dishonest message to people in Rep. Ott’s district.
The truth is no woman in Wisconsin will ever go to prison or face any penalty whatsoever for having an abortion in this state! And Planned Parenthood knows that.
To attempt to justify their outrageous claims, Planned Parenthood cites a law, s. 940.04, that prior to 1985, could have been used as the basis for prosecuting women who obtained abortions. But the unscrupulous Planned Parenthood fails to tell people that the penalties were nullified by the legislature in 1985 when legislation was enacted (s. 940.13) that completely exempts women who undergo abortions in Wisconsin from being penalized in any way under Wisconsin law. Wisconsin Right to Life was one of the organizations that supported that provision.
All four targeted legislators strongly oppose penalizing women for having abortions and they strongly support s. 940.13.
What is even more shocking is that Planned Parent participated in and endorsed the passage of the 1985 law that was enacted so that women were not penalized for having abortions. And now they are attacking the very law they helped to enact. This is the height of hypocrisy!
What this is about, of course, is trying to bloody up these Assembly representatives in anticipation of the 2008 elections. Whether they do it with blatant lies doesn’t seem to matter. Getting a pro-abortion majority in the Assembly, at any cost, is their goal.
But the right to life movement has its eye on the prize too and we intend for the truth to win out in the end.