MADISON – State Treasurer and candidate for U.S. Senate Sarah Godlewski released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, ending the constitutional right to an abortion:
“Today, millions of women and families in Wisconsin and across America are waking up to this devastating news: we no longer have the right to make our own health care decisions. It’s time to act, to mobilize, and to take back our rights and freedoms. Ron Johnson and the Republicans won’t stop until abortion is banned, doctors are criminalized, and women are punished in every corner of America. This is personal for me, I do not want my generation or the next generation to have fewer rights. When I’m elected to the Senate, reproductive freedom will be a priority not an afterthought.”
This Supreme Court decision will allow Wisconsin’s cruel abortion ban from 1849 to go back into effect, which has no exceptions for rape or incest. The law would make providing an abortion a felony, doctors could end up in jail for six years and be fined up to $10,000. Additionally, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has said that a national abortion ban is “possible” if the Republicans take back the Senate in November.