Assembly Republicans Pass Restrictive 14 Week Abortion Ban

 MADISON – Today, Assembly Republicans passed a bill to ban abortions after 13 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, introduced late on Friday and rushed to the floor in less than a week, faced significant opposition in a last minute committee hearing on Monday.

 Representative Lisa Subeck released the following statement:

Determining if and when to have an abortion is a deeply personal decision that should be made by patients and their doctors without interference from politicians. Abortion is health care, and the abortion ban passed today would leave patients facing unintended or untenable pregnancies with nowhere to turn.

For more than a year after the Supreme Court struck down Roe vs. Wade, Wisconsinites were left without access to abortion services without having to travel out of state. Now that a state court ruling has restored our reproductive freedom, at least for now, Republicans have introduced and are rushing to pass this new abortion ban.

Republicans have moved from the question of whether to limit your reproductive freedom to the question of when to limit it. To be clear: There is never a right time to lose your freedom to make your own reproductive health care decisions.

Because I trust women to make their own reproductive health decisions, I was proud to vote against this bill and will never stop fighting to protect the freedom to choose safe and legal abortion.”

 Rep. Subeck has represented the 78th Assembly District since 2015 and serves as Chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.