MADISON, Wis. — Today, reproductive health care rights are at stake as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on overturning Roe v. Wade. This case is part of a calculated effort by Republicans to ban abortion and interfere with a person’s ability to make their own health care decisions.
Here in Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers is the last line of defense against these attacks on reproductive health care. The GOP legislature has repeatedly attempted to limit abortion access – and should a Republican be elected governor, their extreme agenda could become law.
GOP candidate Radical Rebecca Kleefisch has vowed to sign a Texas-style ban on abortions, which prohibits abortion at six weeks, before most people know they are pregnant. The Texas legislation does not include exceptions for rape or incest. Kleefisch has agreed that survivors of rape should “turn lemons into lemonade,” and defended Sharron Angle when she made this comment, calling it, “Sharron Angle telling it like it is.”
Kleefisch has also previously expressed support for “personhood” legislation, which not only criminalizes abortion but also jeopardizes birth control and fertility treatments such as IVF.
Gov. Tony Evers has always fought for access to health care, including reproductive rights, underscoring the importance of re-electing a Democratic governor in 2022.
“Republicans are trying to insert politics into one of the most personal decisions a person can make,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director Kayla Anderson. “Rebecca Kleefisch’s radical policies would deeply harm people seeking reproductive health care, and disproportionately affect people who already have difficulty accessing affordable health care. Governor Tony Evers is the only thing standing in the way of Republicans instituting draconian health care laws.”