MADISON, Wis. — In case you missed it, Governor Tony Evers is taking action and leading a coalition of 17 governors across the country calling on Congress to protect abortion access and reproductive freedom by immediately passing the Women’s Health Protection Act.

“Overturning Roe will turn back the clock on reproductive health,” the governors wrote. “Congress must immediately take action to ensure that our nation does not go backward and that the rights of all Americans to access reproductive healthcare and abortion continue to be protected.”

During his first term, Gov. Evers has vetoed 9 anti-choice bills, and earlier this year, Gov. Evers called on the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a bill that would repeal the state’s archaic 172-year old abortion ban.

See below for a roundup of coverage on Gov. Evers taking action to protect abortion access and reproductive freedom.

Politico: Roe draft supercharges battle for state control

  • “Seventeen Democratic governors — including swing-staters like Wisconsin’s Tony Evers, Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer and Nevada’s Steve Sisolak — signed a letter to congressional leadership urging Congress to act “swiftly to ensure that all Americans continue to have meaningful access to reproductive healthcare and abortion.”

WQOW: Evers leads coalition of governors in call to protect abortion rights

  • “It’s not the first time this year Evers has taken a stance to protect abortion rights. Earlier in 2022, Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul called on state legislators to repeal Wisconsin’s existing abortion ban — but no action was taken during the legislature’s regular session.”

Channel 3000: Evers leads coalition of Democratic governors in call to protect abortion rights at federal level

  • “Gov. Tony Evers and 16 other governors are calling on congressional leaders to pass legislation guaranteeing continued access to abortions following a Monday night report that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that guaranteed access to the procedure nearly 50 years ago.”

American Independent: Coalition of governors led by Wisconsin’s Evers urges Congress to protect abortion rights

  • “Following the leak on Monday of the draft of a Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a potential ruling in the Mississippi abortion ban case that could result in the overturning of the 1973 court decision in Roe v. Wade that affirmed the right to abortion in the United States, a coalition of 17 Democratic governors led by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has sent a letter to leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate urging that they “take immediate action to protect reproductive rights across the nation.”

The Hill: Democratic governors urge Congress to codify Roe v. Wade in light of draft opinion

  • “Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D), who is leading the coalition, shared the Tuesday letter on Twitter. It urges Congress to “take immediate action to protect reproductive rights across the nation” by passing the Women’s Health Protection Act — legislation introduced in September 2021 that would guarantee a women’s right to abortion access.”

Wisconsin Radio Network: Evers leads Dem governors coalition demanding action on Women’s Health Protection Act

  • “Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is leading a coalition of Democratic governors demanding action to protect abortion rights.”

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