Today in a special session, the Wisconsin State Legislature rejected Governor Evers’ calls to repeal Statute 940.04, Wisconsin’s 1849 ban on abortion. By keeping 940.04 on the books, the Legislature has ensured that Wisconsin will be able to defend preborn lives if the Supreme Court overturns the precedent set in Roe v. Wade and the abortion decision is returned to the states.
Wisconsin Right to Life applauds the efforts of Senate President Chris Kapenga, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu to protect 940.04 from yet another attack and resist the pressure from Governor Evers and the pro-abortion lobby.
After the special session was gaveled out, Gracie Skogman, legislative director at Wisconsin Right to Life stated, “940.04 affirms that all lives are valuable and worthy of protection under Wisconsin law, and will allow our state to protect preborn lives if Roe is overturned. As 940.04 withstood another challenge, we are grateful for our representatives who continue to safeguard this life-saving statute.”
Skogman continued, “Abortion is not healthcare, and keeping 940.04 in place is yet another step toward creating a culture in Wisconsin that is truly pro-women, pro-babies, and pro-life. Women facing challenging or unexpected pregnancies deserve support, respect, and life-affirming care instead of the lie that abortion is the only option. Instead of fixating on repealing 940.04, we invite Governor Evers to join us at a local pregnancy help center to see what the pro-life movement is really about: meeting women with empathy, compassion, and real resources they need to choose life for their preborn children.”
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