When The Supreme Court ruled that abortion was no longer a protected right, they turned the clock in Wisconsin back to 1849, a time when women were second class citizens. Women of that era were not allowed to own land, control their own finances, or vote, much less make their own decisions about health care. Think about it. This law was put into place by rich white landowners. This archaic law does not have any exceptions for cases of rape or incest. It muddies the waters in cases of miscarriage, still birth, and ectopic pregnancy, and it puts the government in a place where is has no business to be: in the private space between a pregnant person and their healthcare provider. 


Banning abortion will not stop it from happening. Those with means will be able to travel to obtain the services they need. Those without means will be forced into dangerous situations. Losing the protections afforded by Roe v. Wade has the potential for devastating consequences, not only for Wisconsin women, but for pregnant Wisconsinites of every race, creed, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 


The Supreme Court started with Roe v. Wade, but what will be next? I will fight like hell, not only for the rights of my granddaughter, but for the rights of every little girl, every child, every person in Wisconsin.