The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear the case Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization out of Mississippi. This case stems from a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks. This is in direct conflict with Roe vs. Wade, which says laws that ban access to abortions prior to fetal viability are unconstitutional.
Did you know that Wisconsin has a law on the books that would make abortion at any point in pregnancy a crime? If the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade were overturned, this outdated law from 1849 could be enforced, criminalizing doctors for providing health care.
Luckily women's health champions in our legislature are working to repeal this law and protect access to care, no matter what happens at the Supreme Court. Rep. Lisa Subeck, Sen. Kelda Roys and their colleagues introduced the Abortion Rights Preservation Act to repeal this harmful and outdated abortion ban.
We know that protecting access to health care is incredibly important, especially because the Supreme Court has never been more hostile to Roe v. Wade. Thankfully, our champions are taking action to keep Wisconsinites safe.