MADISON, Wis. – In response to a leaked draft showing the United States Supreme Court’s intention to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement:
“Whether you know it or not, someone you love has had an abortion. Whether you find out or not, someone you love will need an abortion someday. Abortion is health care.
“Banning abortion is profoundly unpopular, both in Wisconsin and nationwide. The Supreme Court is meant to uphold the rights of the people of the United States. Yet the far-right majority of the court, aided and abetted by anti-abortion extremists in Congress, now appears poised to shred what remains of access to abortion. Today abortion is still legal, but this decision, if enacted, directly contradicts both the will of the majority of the country and decades of Constitutional jurisprudence, and is a devastating failure to the American people. This is especially critical in a state like Wisconsin, which has a 19th-century abortion ban on the books that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
“The stakes of the 2022 elections couldn’t be higher: we’re fighting for the ability of each person to make their own decisions about their body, life, and future. This is why we must re-elect Gov. Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul, and candidates up and down the ballot who will always do the right thing when it comes to reproductive health. Congress must act now to protect abortion access, and we won’t stop fighting until they do.”