CCRV Bill Advances
I have very exciting news!
On Tuesday, the Senate Health Committee passed the Compassionate Care for Rape Victims bill (SB 129) out of committee by a bi-partisan vote of 6 to 1!
Soon the full State Senate will vote on this important legislation. We need your help to ensure this bill passes! Please contact your state senator and ask him or her to vote for SB 129.
SB 129 would ensure that all Wisconsin rape victims receive comprehensive care following an assault, including information about and access to emergency contraception. Shockingly, only a third of Wisconsin emergency rooms unconditionally offer this pregnancy prevention medication to rape victims.
Access to emergency birth control is a critical part of treating victims of sexual assault, and will decrease the number of unintended pregnancies resulting from rape.
Many senators are still undecided on this bill. They are waiting to hear from YOU - so please contact your state senator TODAY!
Kelda Helen Roys