MADISON, Wis.—Today Senator Ron Johnson made his thoughts on access to safe, legal abortion very clear. While appearing on Newsmax he lauded the recently revealed draft opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court as the “correct decision,” even going so far as to say it was a “long time coming.” 6 in 10 Wisconsin residents say abortion should be legal in most or all cases, a statistic that has held true for the last decade.
Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, Wisconsin’s 172-year-old criminal abortion ban could immediately go into effect, banning abortion at any point in pregnancy with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the health of the pregnant person—impacting nearly 1.3 million women across the Badger State.
Meghan Roh, Opportunity Wisconsin program director:
“Access to safe, legal abortion is a basic human right—and a majority of Wisconsinites agree. Limits on our ability to make decisions about our own reproductive health have a direct impact on our economic security. Too many across the Badger State are worried about paying their bills and putting food on the table, and instead of working to bring down costs, Senator Johnson continues to be against bringing new, good-paying jobs to the state, against bringing down the costs of prescription drugs, against tax cuts for families with children, and now against our freedom to choose to have children at all.
“It’s time for Senator Johnson to start working for the Badger State and support critical legislation like Senator Tammy Baldwin’s ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ that would codify Roe v. Wade and ensure women across Wisconsin have the freedom to access safe abortion care.”
Since early 2021, Opportunity Wisconsin has been working to hold Senator Johnson accountable to his constituents and to demand he vote for policies that support Wisconsin residents. In addition to holding conversations with Wisconsin workers and families across the Badger State, Opportunity Wisconsin has spent over $5 million in TV ads urging Senator Johnson to focus his work in Washington on addressing the economic needs of his constituents and to stop putting his personal profits over the people of Wisconsin.