Today, Governor Evers announced that he is calling for a special session of the Wisconsin Legislature to create a pathway to repeal of Wisconsin’s abortion ban. The special session will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
The abortion ban, which includes exceptions for medical emergencies and life of the mother, has already faced a direct challenge by Governor Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul.
Following the overturning of Roe V. Wade, Wisconsin’s pregnancy help centers (PHCs) have stepped in to provide services and support to women throughout their pregnancies and beyond. Governor Evers has not responded to calls by Speaker Vos to provide emergency support to these PHCs.
Gracie Skogman, Wisconsin Right to Life’s legislative/PAC director responded, “Governor Evers and Attorney General Kaul have been derelict in their duties as our elected officials by engaging in this political theater and refusing to ensure enforcement of Wisconsin law. Earlier this summer, we saw Governor Evers call another special session to try and pass a bill to repeal the current law. He will stop at nothing to ensure that extreme pro-abortionists have full permission to kill our preborn babies.”
Skogman continued, “Post Roe, countless women are choosing life for their preborn children and are in need of compassionate care and support. Pregnancy help centers in Wisconsin are providing for these critical needs and seeing massive increases in clients, yet Governor Evers has been unwilling to support them. True empowerment of women means supporting both mothers and their preborn children.”