[Milwaukee, WI] – Today the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted against putting a referendum on the ballot to overturn State Statute 940.04 which currently makes most abortions illegal in the State of Wisconsin. Reproductive Justice Action – Milwaukee (RJA-M) stands in opposition of this decision, and we are petitioning the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to make Milwaukee a safe haven for abortion access effective immediately.
We demand that law enforcement within Milwaukee County shall refuse to apprehend any provider for performing abortion care, and that the District Attorney’s office will dismiss all charges against any provider who performs abortion services. This is an urgent matter putting lives at risk. People will die due to a lack of abortion services in Wisconsin. When people’s lives are at stake, we cannot allow our elected officials to put off action.
RJA-M is a brand new grassroots organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are fighting for Reproductive Justice for all humans, and standing in opposition of the system(s) that deny human rights to any person. Formed under the umbrella of Milwaukee Alliance against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR), RJA-M is committed to insisting that the county of Milwaukee gives its firm support to all those seeking equitable reproductive care.