Today, Governor Evers called a special session to be held on October 4th to create a pathway to repeal Wisconsin’s 1849 criminal abortion ban. Currently in Wisconsin, there is no process by which Wisconsinites can vote to reject existing state statues. However, if this special session is successful, it would allow Wisconsinites to put referenda on ballots.
Representative Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) had the following statement:
“It’s critically important we offer Wisconsinites the ability to reject actions of the legislature and give more power to the people through referenda. A majority of Wisconsinites oppose the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the will of the people should be considered.”
“If Republican legislators aren’t going to uphold the will of the people, then the people of this state should have the right to take a stand at the ballot box. Every member of the Legislature is here because they promised to bring your voice to the Capitol; it’s time we hold them accountable.”