Women’s Health Protection Act: Statements from A Better Wisconsin Together

MADISON, Wis. — Today, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill co-introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin that would help solidify equal access to safe abortions across the nation.

The act would make sure that every pregnant person retains their constitutional right to have an abortion at a time when Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that solidified that right, is being threatened by the court’s current Republican majority and a handful of right-wing politicians.

The following are comments from A Better Wisconsin Together Communications Manager, Lucy Ripp:

“Polling and research consistently show that Americans support our constitutional right to abortion. While some politicians’ personal beliefs may differ, their job is not to make these personal and private decisions for us – and it’s clear that an overwhelming majority want abortion to remain legal and accessible.

“The Women’s Health Protection Act would ensure that every American is free to choose when, how, and if they start a family. It would guarantee that reproductive care, like every other form of healthcare, is a decision made between doctor and patient, not politicians.

“We thank Sen. Tammy Baldwin for showing up for her constituents across race, gender, and economic status and fighting for our right to make decisions about our own bodies, free from political interference.

“Unfortunately Sen. Ron Johnson continues his long history of voting for what serves him best in lieu of standing up for what Wisconsinites actually want. By not voting in favor of what a majority of his constituents support, marginalized communities across the state have the most to lose.

“Passing and supporting legislation like the Women’s Health Protection Act is a clear path forward to maintaining essential healthcare and personal freedoms for millions of Wisconsinites.”

Together, we can help make that a reality. You can call (202) 224-3121 to tell Sen. Ron Johnson that his constituents support reproductive freedom in Wisconsin.

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A Better Wisconsin Together is a state-based research and communications hub for progressives and is an affiliate of ProgressNow.