Domeyer introduces Vice President Harris at reproductive health event in Wisconsin

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Wisconsin to launch the “Fight for Reproductive Freedoms” tour on January 22, 2024. Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn Director Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD, attended the event to give remarks and introduce the vice president before her speech.

Domeyer-Klenske talked about the uncertainties of providing ob-gyn care and the challenges of navigating the legal landscape following the Dobbs decision, as well as other barriers to reproductive health in Wisconsin: 

Obstetric patients in our rural areas face maternity care deserts where labor and delivery units are closing. And according to a research brief from the UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity, about 1 in 10 pregnancy-capable Wisconsinites reported delays or trouble in getting birth control. These challenges could seem insurmountable in any other state, but we are Badgers. And in Wisconsin, we have the people, the passion and the expertise to make progress.”