MADISON – Today, the Supreme Court will hear opening arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case which involves Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. This case is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, leaving the future of abortion access in Wisconsin uncertain due to an 1849 abortion ban still in state statute. In January, Rep. Subeck and Senator Kelda Roys introduced the Abortion Rights Preservation in Act (AB 106) which repeals Wisconsin’s antiquated abortion ban. Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement:
“Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land for nearly 50 years, protecting the freedom of every individual to make private reproductive healthcare decisions without interference from government. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, abortion will be illegal in Wisconsin, and physicians who provide abortions could face felony charges. Abortion is health care, not criminal activity, and the Abortion Rights Preservation Act is needed to ensure remains safe, legal, and accessible, no matter what.”
Representative Lisa Subeck has represented the 78th Assembly District since 2015 and serves as vice-chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.