Teri Huyck, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, sent an end-of-year email on behalf of PPWI. Letter, here.
As we begin this New Year with high hopes for good health and a change of priorities, I would like to take a minute to reflect on the last year and the unprecedented attack on women’s health care access which has been unlike anything I have ever seen in my lifetime.
We are in the greatest economic recession since the Great Depression and while Wisconsin citizens are doing their best to weather decreased wages, lost jobs and health insurance fee hikes and coverage reductions, state legislative leadership has instead, been focused on advancing their personal social agendas. This year alone, eight legislative proposals seeking to limit access to essential health care services and information have been introduced in the Wisconsin State Legislature. The Legislature premiered their agenda on women’s health by eliminating $1 million dollars in state funds directed to the essential preventative care of women seen at Planned Parenthood.
Huyck goes on to list bills that are Pro-Life Wisconsin’s legislative agenda — personhood, repeal of the sex ed bill, cutting taxpayer funding to PPWI, and so on.
Surely Huyck didn’t like having her $248,819 annual salary made public.