MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers announced that he is calling for a special session to protect reproductive healthcare in our state and eliminate Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban from 1849. Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) issued the following statement in support:

“Right now, Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and abortion remains legal in Wisconsin. However, should the leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court become its official ruling, Wisconsinites are at risk of losing access to essential reproductive healthcare. We cannot let this happen.

“Everyone deserves the chance to define their own path in life—anyone who needs an abortion and reproductive healthcare should be able to access it without interference from politicians. We have to do everything in our power to make sure that Wisconsinites are able to access the care they need.

“I applaud Governor Evers’ commitment to protecting the right to choose in Wisconsin and I fully support his call for the legislature to convene and remove the archaic 1849 criminal abortion ban from our state’s statutes. The time to act is now. Assembly Democrats will always fight to protect access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare, including abortion, for Wisconsinites now and for future generations.”

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