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REMINDER: Ron Johnson’s Work to Overturn Roe v. Wade Enabled Wisconsin’s 1849 Statute Banning Nearly All Abortions to Go into Effect

Oct 04, 2022

REMINDER: Ron Johnson’s Work to Overturn Roe v. Wade Enabled Wisconsin’s 1849 Statute Banning Nearly All Abortions to Go into Effect 

MADISON, Wis. – Ron Johnson praised the overturning of Roe v. Wade as a “victory” and bragged about appointing the justices who handed down the decision. Johnson knew full well that his push would enable Wisconsin’s 1849 statute, which bans nearly all abortions, to go into effect.

“Ron Johnson’s dangerous attempts to take away Wisconsinites’ reproductive freedoms is why they’re going to vote him out of office in November,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Senate Advisory Philip Shulman. 

Here are the facts about Johnson’s long record of working to end abortion rights: 

  • Johnson cosponsored a personhood bill that made no exceptions for an abortion even in cases of rape and incest.
  • Johnson supports a federal abortion ban
    • Johnson: “I’ve Signed On To A National Bill That Would Have Banned Abortions After 20 Weeks.” [Spicer & Co, Newsmax, 5/3/22]
    • Ron Johnson Has Cosponsored Every Other Version Of The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Which Would Ban Abortion, In Each Session Since 2013. [S. 1670, 113th Congress, Introduced 11/7/13, Cosponsored 11/7/13; S. 1553, 114th Congress, Introduced 6/11/15, Cosponsored 6/11/15; S. 1922, 115th Congress, Introduced 10/5/17, Cosponsored 10/5/17; S. 2311, 115th Congress, Introduced 1/16/18, Cosponsored1/16/18; S. 160, 116th Congress, Introduced 1/16/19, Cosponsored 1/16/19; S. 3275, 116th Congress, Introduced 2/11/20, Cosponsored 2/11/20;  S. 61, 117th Congress, Introduced 1/17/21, Cosponsored,1/17/21]
  • Johnson has been vocal about his efforts to strip people of the right to make their own medical decisions

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