Our Wisconsin Revolution stands firmly against the Supreme Court’s draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade. We believe this is a reckless and purely political decision by an extremely partisan supreme court. This decision could lead to millions of people losing their access to much needed reproductive care. With reproductive rights left to the states, millions of Americans will lose or are at risk of losing the reproductive care they deserve. This is first and foremost a class issue: overturning Roe v. Wade will impact low income women and disadvantaged groups the most. History tells us that this decision will not save lives, but will effectively put more lives at risk, as more doctors and patients could be forced to take desperate measures to provide basic reproductive healthcare.
This decision would immediately impact Wisconsin patients: if Roe v. Wade is overturned, a law from 1849 would go into effect and immediately ban abortion in Wisconsin.
We must do everything in our power to protect the privacy and freedom of all Americans to choose what they do with their bodies. Our Wisconsin Revolution calls on the U.S. Senate to take immediate action to end the filibuster and codify Roe v. Wade into law.
OWR: Our Wisconsin Revolution is an independent social justice organization working to make both our economy and our government a true democracy—of, by and for the people. OWR was born out of the 2016 Bernie campaign to continue the movement he began. To learn more about OWR please visit our website at https://www.ourwisconsinrev.com/