MADISON — Last night, a draft opinion from the United States Supreme Court was leaked. As drafted, the opinion would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Representative Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) offered the following statement:
“Although this is not a final ruling of the Court, it sure is frightening and a legitimate threat to millions of women across the country. If Roe is overturned, it will have serious implications to reproductive health in Wisconsin as it would criminalize all abortions in our state. No politician, government official, or any outside party not directly related to the matter should be deciding what a woman can and cannot do with her body. We cannot afford to turn the clock back to 1849.”
“Extremists will have a tough time undermining the rights of women in our country. Women will not bow down to politically motivated politicians or courts who impose life-threatening bans on their reproductive health. I stand with the millions of women across our country who are not backing down.”