In Light of SCOTUS Decision on Dobbs, Rep. Lisa Subeck Calls on Legislature to Pass Abortion Rights Preservation Act

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case overturning the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision. Representative Lisa Subeck released the following statement in response:

“Abortion is healthcare, not criminal activity. Today’s decision by the Supreme Court puts into jeopardy the health and lives of millions of American women.

The decision if and when to start a family is one of the most personal decisions an individual will make. Politicians and Supreme Court justices have no place in our reproductive healthcare decisions.

Due to decades of inaction, an 1849 criminal ban on abortion remains on the books in Wisconsin. If enforced, the ban subjects physicians to felony charges and prison sentences for providing abortion care.

When abortion is illegal, the need does not go away. Women will still experience unintended or untenable pregnancies, yet they will have nowhere to turn.

Now is the time to pass the Abortion Rights Preservation Act to repeal Wisconsin’s archaic 1849 abortion ban once and for all. Our safety, privacy, and freedom depends on our ability to make our own reproductive healthcare decisions.”

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