MADISON – Today, Wednesday, June 22nd, the Wisconsin State Assembly gaveled in and gaveled out of the Special Session called by Governor Evers to protect reproductive healthcare in our state and eliminate Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban from 1849. Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) released the following statement in response.

“Today, my Democratic colleagues and I showed up ready to finally pass Assembly Bill 106, the Abortion Rights Preservation Act (ARPA). Today could have been the day that we finally eliminated the archaic ban on abortion services that remains in state statutes in Wisconsin. Today could have been the day that our state put the wellbeing of pregnant people above politics.

“Instead, Republicans chose to gavel in and out of this special session in a matter of seconds, without allowing time for a vote, or even a conversation, to take place.

“We must live and legislate with empathy and compassion. Abortion is a decision to be made by a patient and their doctor. I am dedicated, as your representative, to protect the well-being and the rights of my constituents. This fight does not end here, or today, and I will continue to work to move ensure all Wisconsinites have access to abortion care.”

Rep. Vining represents the 14th Assembly District, which includes parts of Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and Milwaukee. For more information, visit Rep. Vining’s website here

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