Middleton – In the wake of the publication of a draft U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade, State Representative Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) released the following statement:

“Every woman has the right to bodily autonomy, privacy, and access to reproductive healthcare. This draft opinion by the Supreme Court shows their intention to disregard decades of precedent in favor of a blatantly political decision. Should this opinion become the final ruling of the court, Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban dating back to 1849 would take effect, criminalizing every abortion in Wisconsin.

Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land and abortion remains legal in Wisconsin. We must keep fighting to preserve the rights enshrined in that decision and continue to working to overturn Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban.”

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