Today Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which struck down some of the country’s most restrictive anti-abortion measures:
“A woman’s personal health care decisions should be made by a woman, with her family, her faith and with the counsel of her doctor. Today the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right of every woman to make her own health care decisions, a victory that will hopefully impact access right here in Wisconsin.
“Forty years after Roe v. Wade, the fight to protect access to safe and legal abortions continues and the stakes this election year could not be higher. We need a president who will defend women’s health and rights, filling the Supreme Court vacancy with a justice who will uphold the law. Donald Trump will do just the opposite.
“Not only does Trump want to defund Planned Parenthood, he believes women should be “punished” for having an abortion. As a woman and mother of two daughters, I understand how important it is to not allow Donald Trump to undermine today’s ruling and the health care of women in Wisconsin and across the country.
“The Supreme Court sent a clear message today that Wisconsin Republicans should heed – efforts to restrict and infringe upon a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion will be struck down. It’s time to end Wisconsin Republicans’ efforts to impose Texas-style restrictions on the women of our state.”