Wisconsin Democrats Welcome Vice President Harris to Wisconsin on 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Jan 22, 2024

Wisconsin Democrats Welcome Vice President Harris to Wisconsin on 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

MADISON, Wis. — Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement welcoming Vice President Kamala Harris to Wisconsin on the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

“51 years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade that protected the right to choose for decades. 577 days ago, that bedrock freedom was ripped away—when Supreme Court Justices selected by Donald Trump ripped away access to safe and legal abortion for millions of Americans.

“Today, we’re living with the consequences of Trump and the GOP’s extreme anti-abortion agenda—an America where sexual assault survivors are forced to carry pregnancies of their attackers, where doctors are unable to get the training they need and provide the care they’ve sworn to administer, and where families are one pregnancy complication from a life-threatening emergency.

“Let’s be crystal clear: Roe v. Wade would still be in place if not for Donald Trump. He promised he’d do it, he did it, and he’s been bragging about killing Roe v. Wade ever since. Now, Donald Trump and the MAGA GOP are aiming to ban abortion nationwide. Trump has promised to lead the charge in passing an abortion ban if he reaches the White House again. In a state like Wisconsin, where voters saw their freedoms ripped away and voted in by millions to win those freedoms back, this would be a particularly devastating loss. The only way to stop Trump’s ban is by reelecting President Biden and Vice President Harris, who are fighting to defend Wisconsinites’ fundamental freedoms, and Senator Baldwin, who is leading the charge in the Senate to codify the protections of Roe in federal law to restore reproductive freedom nationwide.

“Wisconsin is among the states where the impact of the 2024 elections on reproductive freedom will be most stark, and it’s also the state that might well play the biggest role in determining the outcome. For both reasons, we’re thrilled that Vice President Harris chose Wisconsin to kick off her reproductive freedom tour, and we’re grateful for her leadership. The stakes in November are astronomical—because our fundamental freedoms are on the line at the ballot box.”