Wisconsin’s pro-abortion governor throws down the gauntlet to pro-lifers

By Dave Andrusko

Wisconsin’s relentlessly pro-abortion Gov. Tony Evers announced on Tuesday his support for a bill that would overturn the state’s pro-life status quo.

“The bill would repeal Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban, which automatically went into effect when the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer,” according to Mallory Anderson.

A pro-abortion Democrat, Evers was joined by state Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, and state Sen. Kelda Roys, D-Madison, as they introduced the bill. Their proposal comes a week after Republicans introduced their own pro-life alternative.

“I’ve been clear from the beginning that I won’t sign a bill that leaves Wisconsin women with fewer rights and freedoms than they had before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe,” Evers said in a statement. “We’re not flirting with fringe ideas here, folks,” Evers added. “What this bill will do is simple. It will restore access to safe, legal abortion in Wisconsin into what it was on June 23rd, 2022. Nothing more, and nothing less.”

Evers has already said he will veto the Republicans pro-life legislation.

Republicans, needless to say, were exasperated with the governor. “Number one, the legislature is the place where these discussions should be had,” said Speaker Robin Vos last week when the bill was introduced. “I am super disappointed that Governor Evers has drawn such a bright line to say, unless we have abortion until the baby is coming out of the birth canal, he will not sign an update to the statute. I think that’s reckless and irresponsible.”

Vos added

“The Democrats’ news conference was quite the spectacle, with Governor Evers’ hypocrisy on full display. Last week, Legislative Republicans introduced a bill that’s a reasonable middle ground to the divisive and opposing viewpoints on abortion. Governor Evers immediately said he would veto it.

“Legislative Republicans have continued to say we’re willing to discuss and find consensus. Instead, Governor Evers issues an ultimatum of no negotiating.”