Abortion rights are under attack nationwide, and that includes in our home state. Please take a few moments to contact your state lawmakers and urge them to overturn Wisconsin’s archaic statute criminalizing abortion by supporting the Abortion Rights Preservation Act.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear an appeal of a Mississippi statute that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, laying the ground for SCOTUS’ anti-choice majority to reverse Roe v. Wade and erase abortion rights nationwide. Should this happen, Wisconsin’s statute criminalizing abortion, dating back to 1849, would go into immediate effect. Physicians who perform abortions could go to prison for up to six years.
The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Health Organization, will be the first significant abortion case heard by the high court since extremist Amy Coney Barrett replaced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett is one of the three anti-abortion justices appointed to the high court by previous President Trump, whose stated goal was to overturn Roe.
The Abortion Rights Preservation Act, AB 106/SB 75, would eliminate Wisconsin’s ancient ban and preserve abortion rights in the state, even in the event that Roe v. Wade is overturned. Please use our simple, automated system to contact your state lawmakers and urge them to support this critical legislation. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided. Personalized messages are always the most effective.