Sensing that he losing out to Rick Scott as the most horrible fucking governor in the country, Wisconsin cheesedick Scott Walker is trying to kill off some of his lady constituents because…. he’s a cheesedick:
First he gutted worker’s rights, then slashed state education funding and dumbed-down sex ed. Next on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s hit list? Breast and cervical cancer screenings for women. Come January 1, Wisconsinites who rely on Planned Parenthood to access free cancer screenings may be out of luck.
The Wisconsin Well Woman Program is an 17-year-old state service created to ensure that women ages 45 to 64 who lack health insurance can access preventive health screenings. It is administered by the Department of Health Services and provides referrals and screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and multiple sclerosis at no cost. The state currently uses a number of contractors to coordinate and provide those services, including Planned Parenthood. But now, in a move that could leave many women in the state without access to the program, the Walker government is ending Planned Parenthood’s contract.
In four Wisconsin counties, Planned Parenthood is the only health care provider currently contracted as a coordinator for the cancer screenings. Coordinators evaluate women for eligibility, enroll them in the program, and then connect them to health care providers that can perform the exams. The coordinators also do community outreach, letting women know that there are options for preventative care even if they don’t have health insurance.
No reason for the decision was given, but the governor said, “There’s other providers throughout the state who have that. Planned Parenthood is not the sole provider of that. There are many clinics that are not as controversial as Planned Parenthood, and our goal was to make sure low-income women had access to those sorts of screenings from other providers around the state that don’t carry the controversy you get with Planned Parenthood.”
The poor ladies in Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, and Outagamie counties should get down on their knees and thank Scott Walker for giving them the opportunity to travel to other nicer counties for their medical needs. Road trip! And by eliminating Planned Parenthood statewide from the pool of providers, Walker is making sure that all Wisconsin women between the ages of 45 and 64 won’t purchase impulse abortions while they’re standing in line at the checkout stand just because the clinic is running a promo (“Buy five abortions and your sixth one is free!“). That’s such a scam and if you lose your punch-card you have to start all over…