Legislative Democrats, Along with 15,000 Wisconsinites, Call for Action to Protect Contraception Access

MADISON, Wis – Today, more than 15,000 petition signatures from Wisconsin residents calling for legislative action protecting contraception access were delivered to Republican leaders in the State Legislature. Senator Dianne Hesselbein (D - Middleton), Representative Lisa Subeck (D - Madison), and advocates held a press conference requesting that the Right to Contraception Act be scheduled for a vote before the 2023-24 legislative session concludes this spring. 

Senator Dianne Hesselbein: “With the continued onslaught of attacks on reproductive freedoms throughout the nation, including the Alabama Supreme Court’s shocking ruling on frozen embryos, we must take action to protect contraception access and people’s medical freedom. There is no time for complacency.”

Representative Lisa Subeck: “If the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe vs. Wade has shown us anything, it is that the fundamental right to privacy we have come to expect as Americans is not guaranteed in the face of extremist legislators and activist judges who put their political agenda ahead of our reproductive freedom. Contraception is safe, essential healthcare, and access to contraceptive products and services is central to the ability to fully participate in economic and social life."

Megan Lowe (Advocate): “This is not just a political issue; it’s a personal one. The overwhelming public support for contraception reflects the importance of this fight. I urge everyone, especially our legislators, to recognize the urgency of this moment and support the Wisconsin Right to Contraception Act.”




Thursday, March 7, 2024