MADISON — In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate released the following statement:

“Like it does for so many Americans, this decision hits close to home for me. I might not be here today if Roe v. Wade hadn’t allowed my mother to make the best decision for her health and safety.

“This decision will punish women and cost people their lives. The American people deserve elected leaders who will go to the mat to protect our basic freedoms and that’s what I intend to do. It’s past time to abolish the filibuster and make Roe the law of the land.”

Last week, Mandela shared why the need to protect access to reproductive health is personal to him and his family.

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