Madison—In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson, Representative Sara Rodriguez (D-Brookfield) released the following statement:
“Today’s ruling is devastating step back into the 1840s for Wisconsinites. Deciding if, or when, to become a parent is one of the most deeply personal and life-changing decisions a person can make. In anticipation of this ruling many of my constituents reached out to share their frustration, fear, and anger that the Supreme Court might take the right to make that decision out of their hands.
“When the Governor called the special session earlier this week, it was to give the legislature the opportunity to listen to the will of the 61% of Wisconsinites who believe that abortion should remain legal in this state. Unfortunately, legislative Republicans refused to allow even 60 seconds of discussion during that special session. Now we all have to live with the consequences while we fight to ensure that the will of the people is once again the law of the land.”