Monday, June 3, 2013

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Questions Senator Lazich’s Commitment to Local Control

From the inbox:
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Questions Senator Lazich’s Commitment to Local Control
“Sonya’s Law” would have politicians decide what is best for women

Madison, WI – Responding to Senator Mary Lazich’s cosponsorship memo for a law that would mandate women undergo an ultrasound prior to obtaining an abortion and have the physician give a politician-mandated description of the ultrasound, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin questioned Senator Lazich’s purported commitment to local control.

Jenni Dye, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, said Senator Lazich’s previous comments about her support for local control seem disingenuous in light of her new bill, which would add even more government interventions into personal decisions about whether to end a pregnancy. In a recent debate regarding local control over Milwaukee residency rules, Lazich had expressed her commitment to local control, saying, "The most local control is your home and what you do within your home and where you live."

“Senator Lazich claimed she believed in “local” decision making when it came to where to live. But what could possibly be more local than control over your own body and what medical procedures you undergo?” said Dye. “If Senator Lazich truly believes that individuals should be able to make their own decisions, free from government intervention, then she should be our greatest ally against the very bill she is proposing.”

“Lawmakers must stop these attempts to add unnecessary regulations to a very personal decision, and Senator Lazich should stop leading the charge if she truly believes personal decisions should be personal.”
Y'know, there is a reason that Lazich was named the worse legislator in 2009. I doubt she's given up that title nor will she give it up anytime soon.

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