Stories tagged: "abortion"

Tony Evers
Evers Calls for Special Legislative Session to Create Path for Voters to Repeal 1849 Abortion Ban 

Republicans have already rejected Evers’ call for another special session to debate a proposal to amend the state’s constitution to include a guarantee of reproductive freedom.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speak during a news conference to discuss the introduction of the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Ron Johnson’s Long History of Supporting a National Abortion Ban, Explained

Sen. Ron Johnson has co-sponsored multiple bills to ban abortion nationwide over the last ten years, supported the effort to overturn Roe v. Wade, and even bragged about his role in overturning Roe. This week Republican Senator Lindsay Graham reintroduced federal legislation that would ban all abortions after just 15 weeks. In the wake of...

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul speaks during a news conference with Gov. Tony Evers regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's recent overturning of Roe v. Wade in Milwaukee, Wis., Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
State Attorney General Race Could Decide Reproductive Freedom in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit to overturn Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban. His opponent, Republican Eric Toney, opposes reproductive freedom and said he would enforce the ban.

Alison Page, Danielle Johnson, Sarah Yacoub, Patty Schachtner
Roe Repeal ‘Really Lit a Fire Under a Lot of Women’ Now Running for Office in Wisconsin

The US Supreme Court ruling that rolled back abortion rights has been a catalyst for women to become candidates, volunteers, donors, and newly-registered voters.

(Photos courtesy Heather Martell)
Public Harassment Amid Personal Heartbreak: A Wisconsin Woman’s ‘Late-Term’ Abortion Story

“I still cannot tell you exactly when life begins,” Heather Martell told UpNorthNews. “But I can tell you when motherhood begins: as soon as that first pregnancy test becomes positive.”

State Capitol abortion protest
The Post-Roe Future Is Now—and It’s Dangerous for Wisconsin Women

Wisconsin is getting national attention as the state’s pre-Civil War abortion ban forces women with life-threatening conditions to wait for doctors who have to wait for lawyers.

Then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh shakes hands as he meets with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Ron Johnson “fully supportive” of overturning 50 years of Supreme Court precedent

In a recent interview with Brian Kilmeade, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson boasted about his own role in overturning Roe v. Wade. Referencing the recent Dobbs decision that overturned nearly 50 years of Supreme Court precedent Johnson said, “I’m fully supportive of what the Supreme Court did. I obviously confirmed the justices that handed down that...