MADISON, Wis. – Despite six out of ten Wisconsinites agreeing that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, Wisconsin Republicans gaveled in and out of Gov. Evers’ special session to repeal Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban. Republican politicians have made it clear they don’t care about the will of Wisconsinites or their ability to access critical health care. Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, the pre-Civil War law would go into effect and almost all abortions in the state would become illegal.
Across the state, Wisconsinites are reading about how state Republicans are embracing ultra-MAGA extremism, not the will of the people:
“Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer said ‘the will of the people should be the law of the land.’
“Dr. Eliza Bennett, an OB-GYN with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, said performing abortions is a ‘moral and ethical obligation to my patients.’
“‘My pregnant patients are full people entitled to self-determination, and they arrive at their decisions to end pregnancies for many different reasons,’ Bennett said. ‘They impart meaning to their pregnancies, not as callous, uncaring villains, but as thoughtful, well-reasoned, and insightful inhabitants of their own bodies and lives. They, not the state, are the best arbiters of their bodies and their lives.’”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Republican lawmakers reject special session Evers called to end 1849 abortion law
“Republican lawmakers in the State Senate rejected a special session called by Gov. Tony Evers to overturn an 1849 law that would outlaw abortion in the state except when necessary to save the life of the mother.
“‘We are at a crossroads in Wisconsin,’ said Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer, D- Racine, ‘Our Republican colleagues have the opportunity to join us, Governor Evers and the people of Wisconsin in protecting choice. They can join us and act on the will of the people, or they can continue to sit on their hands.’”