Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Politics

Wisconsin Republicans set to reject abortion ban repeal

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin were set to meet in a session with Gov. Tony Evers over repealing the state’s abortion ban. 

The legislators were poised to quickly adjourn, taking no action on the matter.

Evers called the session to repeal the ban earlier this month, but Wisconsin GOP members said the move was no more than a political stunt. 

“Every single Wisconsinite should have the right to consult their family, their faith and their doctor to make a reproductive healthcare decision that is right for them. And every single Wisconsinite should be able to make that deeply personal decision without interference from politicians who don’t know anything about their life circumstances, values, or responsibilities,” Evers said in a statement. “We cannot allow our kids and grandkids to grow up in a world where they have fewer rights than we did growing up. That’s not the future we’ve promised them. And it’s not the future they deserve.”

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAYS LIMITING ABORTION ACCESS IS ‘VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS’

He denied his actions were about politics. 

“This isn’t about politics—it’s about empathy, compassion and doing the right thing. There’s no time to sit around and wait for this decision to arrive on our doorstep. Inaction has real consequences for all of us and the people who matter most to us,” said Evers. “I’ve said all along I’ll never stop fighting to defend reproductive rights and safe, legal access to abortion as long as I’m governor, and today, I’m asking Wisconsinites to join us by making your voices heard.” 

The Wisconsin State Capitol building stands as Wisconsin electors gather to cast their votes for the U.S. presidential election in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S., December 14, 2020. 

The governor is up for reelection in November.

NANCY MACE CALLS FOR HEARING INVESTIGATING ATTACK ON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS BY ‘JANE’S REVENGE,’ OTHERS

Dozens of people gathered at the state Capitol before Republicans took the floor in the Assembly and Senate. 

The state ban will likely be challenged in court, should Roe v. Wade by overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers addresses a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., on Feb. 15, 2022. 

The court is expected to rule in a case that would end the landmark decision, allowing the ban to take effect.

The abortion ban was adopted in 1849 – a year after it became a state. There are no exceptions to the ban, other than in the cases of rape or incest.

The governor’s office said reverting back to the “archaic” ban would “[turn] back the clock on  reproductive healthcare access in Wisconsin by five decades.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Europe

Up to 71 million people from the poorest countries in the world are projected to be facing severe poverty as a result of the...

Technology

Europeans risk seeing social media services Facebook and Instagram shut down this summer, as Ireland’s privacy regulator doubled down on its order to stop...

Politics

FIRST ON FOX: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is headed to South Carolina later this month to keynote the state Republican Party’s annual fundraising...

Europe

Kyiv is summoning Turkey’s ambassador to Ukraine after Ankara released the Zhibek Zholy cargo ship with “stolen” Ukrainian grain Wednesday evening, Ukraine’s Ministry of...

Politics

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are among seven people petitioned by a Georgia prosecutor Tuesday as part...

Europe

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Boris Johnson will resign after a wave of government resignations and a revolt from his...

Politics

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office is pushing back on a false claim about a new state law that Twitter users, including author Stephen King...

Politics

As the country reacts to the Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade, Fox News takes a look at some of the individuals who...