MADISON – Today, State Treasurer and candidate for U.S. Senate Sarah Godlewski called on President Biden to act quickly and sign executive orders directing the U.S. government to do everything in its power to protect reproductive freedom.
Sarah is specifically calling on the Biden Administration to:
- Enable Medicaid coverage for Americans traveling out-of-state for abortion services
- Lift onerous rules that deliberately delay access to abortion pills, such as unnecessary special medical provider training and licensing
- Fight attempts by Republican-controlled states to exclude Planned Parenthood from Medicaid programs
“With the Supreme Court expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, President Biden must use every lever to protect reproductive freedom before millions of women are deprived of a fundamental right that has been protected for nearly half a century,” said Sarah Godlewski. “Republicans across this country are already vowing to criminalize abortion and punish women for making health care decisions about their own bodies. We cannot afford to wait until November for Washington to act — this fight is too urgent.”
Earlier this month, POLITICO reported that the Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, a decision that could be made official as early as the next few weeks. This decision would mean that Wisconsin’s cruel abortion ban that was written more than 150 years ago with no exceptions for rape or incest would go back into effect.
At the same time, Ron Johnson helped prevent the U.S. Senate from advancing legislation to codify Roe. Unlike Johnson, Sarah has been loud, clear, and unwavering about her commitment to protecting abortion rights and women’s health. When news broke of the Supreme Court decision, Sarah acted quickly and joined reproductive rights advocates at the Supreme Court plaza to make her voice heard. She also was the first candidate in this race to release an ad to ensure that reproductive freedom is a top priority in this election.