MADISON, Wis. — Yesterday, as the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision approaches, Governor Tony Evers defended access to reproductive healthcare in Wisconsin by urging the Legislature to pass a bill that would repeal the state’s archaic 172-year old abortion ban.

There is currently a national assault underway to attack healthcare access and interfere with a person’s ability to make their own reproductive decisions, and should Roe v. Wade be overturned, this archaic centuries-old law would immediately ban all abortions in Wisconsin, no exceptions.

Gov. Evers believes that Wisconsin should continue moving forward, not plummeting backwards to a different century. Reproductive healthcare decisions should be made by people and their doctors, not legislators and special interests in the State Capitol.

Since taking office in 2019, Gov. Evers has repeatedly vetoed bills that would’ve restricted access to reproductive healthcare. For too long, the Legislature has chosen inaction over progress. Yesterday, Gov. Evers called on the Legislature to act and support access to healthcare and reproductive care in Wisconsin.

Read more about how Gov. Evers is defending healthcare and reproductive rights below.

WPR: Gov. Tony Evers affirms importance of Roe v. Wade, saying ‘reproductive health care decisions are deeply personal’

WQOW: Evers introduces bill to defend reproductive health care access

WMTV: Gov. Evers pushes to end Wisconsin’s 172-year-old abortion ban

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