Evers, Kaul push lawmakers to pass legislation repealing Wisconsin’s nearly centuries-old abortion ban

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor and attorney general say access to abortion faces its most dire threat in nearly 50 years because of a pending case before the U.S. Supreme Court and an old Wisconsin statute criminalizing abortion.

That law was written before Roe v. Wade was decided on Jan. 22, 1973. On Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul joined organizations supporting reproductive rights to mark the 49th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

“Reproductive health care decisions are deeply personal and should be made by their health care providers. Period. Politicians and special interests shouldn’t interfere with those decisions,” Evers said at a Thursday press conference at the state Capitol.

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