Wisconsin Political Reaction to Roe Decision Being Overturned

By Kyle Pozorski, WJFW

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WJFW)- Many politicians and candidates seeking office are releasing statements on the overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision. On this page you can find what each of them are saying on the subject. 

  • State Representative Katrina Shankland (D)
    • "...disastrous decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which seizes our right to make decisions for ourselves..."
  • State Representative Calvin Callahan (R)
    • "I’d like to thank our Supreme Court Justices who stood up for our Constitution and the sanctity of life."
  • State Representative James Edming (R)
    • "Today the United States Supreme Court rightly returned the authority to regulate abortions to the States..."
  • Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels (R)
    • "It is important that we continue to compassionately work on winning hearts and minds. We need to build a world that is safer for all, a world where better education is provided, and an economy that allows for all to prosper."
  • Senate Candidate Alex Lasry (D)
    • "I'm furious and incredibly disappointed..."
  • The Republican Party of Wisconsin
    • “Republicans have always believed in the sanctity of life – that it is precious and worth defending. As we continue to push for recognition of the value of human life, Republicans will continue to speak up for unborn children and vulnerable mothers and families. We welcome all Wisconsinites who believe in the sanctity of life to join us.”
  • The Democratic Party of Wisconsin
    • “Now more than ever, abortion is on the ballot this November. All four Republicans running for governor have advocated for abortion bans that go beyond even the 1849 law and have vowed to pursue even more extreme restrictions on reproductive health care."