Gov. Tony Evers just called a special session of our State Legislature to
repeal a criminal abortion ban written into Wisconsin state law in 1849.
Wisconsin’s antiquated, 173 year old abortion ban could go into effect
immediately should Roe v. Wade be overturned, and would render abortion
illegal, even in cases of rape or incest.
Today, to ensure a better tomorrow, we need our state legislators, on both
sides of the aisle, to come together and protect our freedoms.
[ [link removed] ]Sign our petition, demand state legislators repeal the criminal
abortion ban in Wisconsin.
No judge, no politician, no elected or partisan-appointed official should
be able to take away our right to make personal medical decisions for
ourselves, or take away our ability to decide if and when we want to start
a family. Gov. Evers knows this, and our legislators should, too.
Our freedom to make personal health and medical decisions ourselves is in
jeopardy. Gov. Evers is right to call a special session and demand
legislators act to protect Wisconsinites from a 173 year law that, if
allowed to stand, takes away their rights.
Without the protection of Roe v. Wade, and with the criminal abortion ban
still on the books, local clinics that are vital to our communities could
be forced to close their doors for good, barring thousands of
Wisconsinites from access to essential medical care.
By punishing not only those who are in critical need of reproductive
healthcare, but also the medical professionals giving them a safe choice,
legislators who support the criminal abortion ban are telling
Wisconsinites one thing: your body, their choice.
[ [link removed] ]Regardless of party lines, there is clearly only one right decision
here: repeal the criminal abortion ban in Wisconsin.