State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
On the floor of the state Senate Thursday, I voted against the governor’s appointments of Roger Axtell and Mike Weiden to the UW Hospital and Clinics Board.
As members of the UW Hospital and Clinics Board, Axtell and Weiden on February 4, 2009 voted with the majority as the Board voted 11-3 to go ahead with a second-trimester abortion facility at the Madison Surgery Center (MSC), a joint venture of UW Hospitals and Clinics, the UW Medical Foundation and Meriter Hospital.
The prospect of aborting healthy and disabled babies as late as 22 weeks is horrific and barbaric.
I concur with the sentiments expressed in a statement issued Thursday by Pro-Life Wisconsin:
“Abortion is not health care. And barbaric late-term abortion procedures that are painful to the baby and dangerous to the mother’s life and health are certainly not health care. By voting for the MSC’s late-term abortion practice, Roger Axtell and Mike Weiden have failed in their duty to provide true health care to those most in need of it: vulnerable women and their even more vulnerable preborn children. They totally ignored life-saving alternatives such as special needs adoption or pre-natal hospice care. Their lack of compassion and concern for the lives of mothers and their preborn children makes them unfit to serve on the board of our state’s flagship hospital.”
I am saddened that Democrats who control the state Senate had enough votes Thursday to confirm these appointments.
Here are more details from the Associated Press.