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UPDATE: Dane County Supervisors show their support for women's health issues

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Several Dane County Supervisors showed their support Thursday night for women's health issues. 

The board passed a resolution supporting the Federal women's Health Protection Act, which would prevent restrictions on access to abortions.

The bill has a chance to pass the U.S. Senate, but it faces an uphill battle in the house.


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MADISON (WKOW) -- A group of U-W students are urging the Dane County board to pass a women's health resolution at Thursday night's board meeting.

The resolution would add the county to a growing number of local governments supporting the federal women's health protection act. The act would prevent restrictions on access to abortions.

Elle Ficken, a member of UW Med Students for Choice says "Each woman is the expert of her own life and she deserves the dignity of making complex medical decisions and consultation with her doctor. Restrictive abortion regulation puts us as providers in a position to have to choose between following policy and providing optimal care."

Congressman Mark Pocan and Senator Tammy Baldwin are both sponsors of the federal bill.

While it has a strong chance of passing the Democratic-controlled senate, it faces an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled house.

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