FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 20, 2022
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A Look Back at Radical Rebecca’s Attacks on Reproductive Rights
MADISON, Wis. — This week, we are reminded of Radical Rebecca Kleefisch’s extreme views on reproductive health care — and what could happen if she becomes governor.
The GOP legislature has repeatedly attempted to limit abortion access — and should a Republican be elected governor, their extreme agenda could become law. The Wisconsin GOP’s attack on reproductive rights is a part of a calculated effort by Republicans to ban abortion nationwide and interfere with a person’s ability to make their own health care decisions.
Radical Rebecca has:
- Vowed to sign a Texas-style ban on abortions, which prohibits abortion at six weeks, before most people know they are pregnant, and does not include exceptions for rape or incest;
- Agreed that survivors of rape should “turn lemons into lemonade”;
- Expressed support for “personhood” legislation, which not only criminalizes abortion but also jeopardizes birth control and fertility treatments such as IVF;
- Received endorsements from groups such as Pro-Life Wisconsin, Wisconsin Right To Life, and Wisconsin Family Action, which oppose abortions in all circumstance, even in cases of rape, incest, or where the life of the mother is threatened;
- Promoted the idea that there were different levels of “rape,” saying “there is a way to have a more forcible rape”; and
- Helped to take critical reproductive health care services away from Wisconsinites.
Governor Evers is fighting to make access to affordable health care a reality for everyone in Wisconsin. He is the last line of defense against attacks on reproductive health care, underscoring the importance of re-electing a Democratic governor in 2022.
“Rebecca Kleefisch’s radical policies would deeply harm people seeking reproductive health care, and disproportionately affect people who already have difficulty accessing the care they need,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Iris Riis. “Kleefisch will say or do anything to get elected, including blocking Wisconsinites’ access to health care — extreme doesn’t even begin to cover it. Governor Tony Evers is the only thing standing in the way of Wisconsin Republicans interfering in some of the most personal health care decisions a person can make.”