On June 22, just 2 days before the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade, Governor Tony Evers called the Wisconsin State Legislature into a Special Session to repeal Wisconsin’s Criminal Abortion Ban from 1849. Republicans squandered their last chance to protect access to abortion in Wisconsin.
Because of the inaction of Republicans, Wisconsin's Criminal Abortion Ban is still on the books. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin had to suspend abortion services because of the Supreme Court decision - it did not have to be this way. Republicans could have voted to repeal Wisconsin’s Criminal Abortion Ban but they chose to take no action.