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MADISON, WI — Today, at an event for the #Fight4Her campaign, Kelda Roys criticized Governor Scott Walker for hiding his anti-choice, anti-Roe position from Wisconsin voters.
“Scott Walker has been one of the most anti-choice, anti-women governors in the history of Wisconsin,” said Roys. “Yet now, he wants us to believe that Roe is not under threat and that Wisconsin women are not at risk of losing the right to choose. Well, we are. I refuse to allow Scott Walker to run from his anti-choice past and hide his true position from Wisconsin voters.”
In Wisconsin’s criminal statutes, abortion is still a felony. The only thing preventing this law from being enforced is the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Donald Trump has pledged to appoint anti-Roe justices to the Court, and Kavanaugh is likely to be the 5th vote to overturn Roe, making abortion illegal in Wisconsin again.
“Scott Walker pledged to Pro-Life Wisconsin that he would seek a complete abortion ban,” Roys added. “If Donald Trump’s far-right Supreme Court gives him the opening, Scott Walker will work to ensure no Wisconsin woman has the right to choose.”
“I will always stand up for Wisconsin women,” concluded Roys. “That’s why I fought to repeal Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban. That’s why I worked to expand prenatal care for low-income women, birth control access, equal pay, and the right to breastfeed without harassment. And that’s why, as governor, I will continue working to repeal the criminal abortion ban, and, if Roe is overturned, I will pardon anyone convicted under it.”
Roys also joined Rep. Lisa Subeck and representatives from #Fight4Her, Planned Parenthood, and NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin in condemning the global gag rule, which prevents the U.S. federal government from funding international organizations that provide abortion services or information internationally.