Davidoff at the Cap Times reports about the discord between state Republicans regarding a bill that mandates emergency contraception at hospitals. This before an assembly vote on the matter.
The fact that it only applies to rape victims has likely made the bill more palatable to conservative groups such as Wisconsin Catholic Conference and Wisconsin Right to Life, who are not opposing the bill. Regardless, some state senate Republicans voted "ney" as part of a tiny minority.
The assembly vote is not certain as there is a slight Republican majority. The bill's co-sponsor state Rep. Terry Musser, R-Black River Falls, and ally state Rep. J.A. Hines, R-Oxford, are concerned about the political viability of their party in the next election cycle.
I'm pleased that state Sen. Mike Ellis and state Rep. Dean Kaufert, both Republicans from my hometown of Neenah, made the good sense decision to support it.
Kaufert has a nice bar in Neenah as well, delivering Spotted Cow and delicious chicken tenders...