The Wisconsin Governor. Tony Evers (D), condemned the Supreme Court’s recent decision to upend abortion protections across the nation and promised to legal protect anyone who is charged under the 1849 anti-abortion laws that could be in effect in Wisconsin.
At a political rally on Saturday, as Democrats in Wisconsin were gathering in La Crosse for their annual convention, the governor said that the Court’s ruling on Friday — which Nearly 50 years of abortion protections were endedBy the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision — was wrongly decided.
Because of the ruling by the extreme right Court a statute from 1849In Wisconsin, it will likely be reinstated. That law penalizes anyone “other than the mother” who performs an abortion with a felony crime. It allows exceptions for cases in which a physician determines that the abortion is legal. person’s health is jeopardized by a pregnancy, but only after two other physicians agree to make an exception. The law does not allow for incest or rape.
Evers, normally reserved, said that the ruling affected his family and personally. He then used an expletive in his anger.
“I have seven granddaughters who are girls or young women,” Evers said on Saturday. “Yesterday they” and others who are able to become pregnant “were made second-class citizens, and that’s bullshit.”
Yesterday, Wisconsin women were made second-class citizens. That’s BS. pic.twitter.com/I4imrWy3q4
— Tony Evers (@Tony4WI) June 25, 2022
Evers, who is up for re-election in this year’s midterm races, added that he’d use his gubernatorial powers to grant clemency to any Wisconsin physicianA person is convicted of performing an abortive procedure that is not in compliance to the 1849 statute. This law outlaws nearly all forms of abortion.
“These decisions should be made between a woman and her doctor, family, and faith,” Evers said during the rally, adding that he didn’t believe a law “written before the Civil War, or before women secured the right to vote” should determine people’s choices regarding their reproductive health.
Evers claimed that his office was looking into ways to stop the 1849 laws from becoming effective in a pre-taped interview. “We’re going to do everything we can under my power, whether it’s executive action or working with others on opportunities to fight this,” he said.
Evers joins a growing number of officials who pledge not to enforce restrictive laws, or outright bans, on abortion in their jurisdictions. Shortly after the Supreme Court’s ruling, Evers was released. Roe, A group of more than 80 district lawyers and other elected officials. organized through the Fair and Just Prosecution groupThey said they would not charge doctors or patients with abortion-related crimes. The group includes 90 million residents from 29 states in the U.S.
“Not all of us agree on a personal or moral level on the issue of abortion. But we stand together in our firm belief that prosecutors have a responsibility to refrain from using limited criminal legal system resources to criminalize personal medical decisions,” the attorneys said in a statement.