Rep. Lisa Subeck Participates in White House Convening on Reproductive Rights

MADISON – This week, Representative Lisa Subeck joined senior White House officials and state legislative leaders in Washington, DC, for the White House State Legislative Convening on Reproductive Rights. The convening brought together state legislative leaders and senior White House officials, including Vice President Kamala Harris, Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Steve Benjamin, to discuss state efforts to protect access to abortion and other reproductive health care. At the convening, Rep. Subeck participated in policy and strategy discussions with counterparts from other states where abortion is banned or access is extremely limited.

“Thank you to President Biden and Vice-President Harris for their strong commitment to reproductive rights and for recognizing the value in bringing together state leaders working to restore and protect access to abortion,” said Rep. Subeck. “The White House State Legislative Convening on Reproductive Rights provided a vital opportunity to meet with leaders from other states where Republican elected officials have rolled back access to reproductive health care and to work collaboratively to not only restore and protect access to abortion but also to expand access to the full range of reproductive health care services.”

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, abortion care remains unavailable in Wisconsin due to our state’s 174 year-old criminal abortion ban still on the books. The status of the law remains unclear while the courts consider a challenge filed by Attorney General Josh Kaul. Rep. Subeck has introduced the Restore Roe Act to repeal the archaic abortion ban and eliminate any uncertainty about its potential enforcement.

“Wisconsin’s abortion ban is the oldest in the nation, passed before the Civil War and before women had the right to vote, but we are not alone in our fight to restore safe and legal abortion. One year after the Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade, eighteen states have dangerous abortion bans in effect,” said Rep. Subeck. “Working together with elected leaders from other states where abortion is banned or severely restricted is vital as we strategize and work to restore reproductive freedom in our states.”

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




Date: Friday, June 16, 2023