Wisconsin Gov. Calls Special Session to Repeal Abortion Ban

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Wisconsin Democrat Gov. Tony Evers announced that he’s calling a special legislative session to repeal the Wisconsin criminal abortion ban ahead of the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade.

Under current law, almost all abortions would be illegal should Roe be overturned.

Evers tweeted on Wednesday, “I’m calling the Legislature into special session on June 22 to repeal Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban. With #SCOTUS poised to overturn #RoeVWade, failing to protect reproductive rights will have real consequences for each of us and the people who matter most to us.”

The governor said, ” Every 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.”

Ever’s also stressed that “disastrous” consequences would follow the overturning of Roe.

The governor said, “This is not about politics” in the tweet.

However, Republicans control both the Wisconsin State House and State Senate. So the repeal will likely fall flat.