Spotlight: A post-Roe v. Wade Wisconsin

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — After nearly 50 years, the constitutionally suspect U.S. Supreme Court decision federally protecting abortion may soon be history.

Politico’s publication of a leaked initial draft of a majority opinion striking down Roe v. Wade has created a political firestorm.

The draft suggests the conservative-led Supreme Court will uphold a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, as well as overrule abortion rights established in Roe and further affirmed in the court’s 1993 Casey v. Planned Parenthood.

Gov. Tony Evers joined a chorus of pro-abortion politicians in predicting doom and gloom for “reproductive rights in America,” despite the fact that striking down constitutional protections that do not exist in the constitution would not end abortion in America. The states that vehemently protect access to abortions will continue to do so, and can continue to do so under existing laws.

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