Hundreds of women’s health advocates honored outgoing Gov. Jim Doyle in July with the first-ever Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Wisconsin women have never had a greater champion in the governor’s office than Jim Doyle,” said Planned Parenthood president Teri Huyck. “Under his leadership, more women’s health policies have become law now than at any other time in Wisconsin history.”
The group has endorsed Democrat Tom Barrett to succeed Doyle as governor. Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Walker and Mark Neumann have both pledged to restrict access to birth control, sex education and abortion care for Wisconsinites, if elected. Walker also praised the Juneau County district attorney for saying he’d prosecute teachers who follow the law and teach a comprehensive sex education curriculum.
“The real question for Wisconsin voters is whether they want to move forward by electing Tom Barrett as our next governor, or if they want Scott Walker or Mark Neumann making personal, private health care decisions for them and their families,” Huyck said.