With Future of Roe v. Wade in Jeopardy, Wisconsin Needs the Abortion Rights Preservation Act Now
MADISON – Today, the Mississippi Attorney General filed a brief in the pending Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case specifically calling upon the United States Supreme Court to overturn its 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to legal abortion. Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement:
“Since 1973, Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land, protecting the rights of every individual to make reproductive healthcare decisions, including whether or not to continue a pregnancy, freely and privately.
If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion would be illegal in Wisconsin, and doctors who provide abortions could face felony charges. Abortion is health care, not criminal activity, and should remain safe, legal, and accessible.
With the future of Roe v. Wade in jeopardy, the time has come to pass the Abortion Rights Preservation Act, which would repeal Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban and preserve the right to make personal reproductive healthcare decisions without interference from politicians.”
Rep. Subeck has represented the 78th Assembly District since 2015, and serves as vice-chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.