Hi, this is Senate Democratic Leader Melissa Agard with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

January 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade, making abortion a constitutionally protected right for nearly fifty years.

We should be commemorating, not memorializing the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the people of our nation should be celebrating the monumental ruling that recognized the decision whether to continue or end a pregnancy belongs to the individual, not the government.

Wisconsin is currently operating under an 1800s-era law that is contrary to current medical standards and is not reflective of the will of Wisconsinites. Legislative Republicans’ continued refusal to enact legislation that honors individual liberties and respects the medical privacy of women is appalling.

Abortion care is health care.

My Democratic colleagues and I will not stop fighting until reproductive freedom is restored in our state, and in our nation.

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