An overwhelming majority of Wisconsinites agree that politicians have no
business meddling in decisions about if, when, or how someone becomes a
But as we’ve learned in recent weeks, a foundation with conservative
businessman Tim Michels listed as the trustee has donated $20,000 to the
Veritas Project – a group that uses cell phone data to track patients who
visit reproductive health clinics. The extremist group then uses that
tracking data to target those patients with anti-abortion propaganda.
Michels donated even more money ($25,000) to the Pro-Life Wisconsin
Education Task Force, a group that stands on sidewalks outside
reproductive health clinics to verbally harass patients as they come and
go from medical appointments.
To date, not only has Michels funded conservative groups that track people
behind the scenes and torment people seeking care at clinics, he’s also
supported groups that mislead folks with inaccurate medical information,
and he’s lobbied to put politicians like himself in charge of decisions
that should be made by Wisconsinites themselves.
Every Wisconsinite is free to have their own beliefs, but a dangerous line
is crossed when it transitions into direct monetary support for the
tracking and harassing of other people simply because of personal beliefs.
In this case, it’s more than just passively supporting a dangerous
anti-abortion policy or the criminal abortion ban – it’s actively funding
activity that puts Wisconsinites in danger and it reflects a new,
heightened level of extremism.
Despite nation-wide polls showing that a majority of Americans, including
more than half of Wisconsin residents, support access to abortion care,
the conservative politicians who act otherwise remain out of touch and
living in the past.
Contact Michels today at (414) 207-4464 to let him know Wisconsinites are
united in supporting abortion care.
Together, we can change the landscape of abortion rights in Wisconsin.
Thanks for all you do.
A Better Wisconsin Together
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