The Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe V. Wade is a direct assault on women’s rights. Sadly, the overturning of Roe will be remembered as one of the darkest days in the history of the Court, as women will die as a result of this destructive decision by these Trumpian Justices.
I’m furious and incredibly disappointed, not only for my wife and daughter but for all women in Wisconsin and across the country. Every woman deserves the right to control their own reproductive freedom—an essential element of a woman’s right to self-determination.
I will always stand up for reproductive healthcare providers, volunteers, and the facilities that support them, such as Planned Parenthood and other reproductive healthcare facilities that provide care to people across the country.
I am extremely proud of my wife, Lauren, for her work at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to ensure access to health care is protected for individuals and families across Wisconsin. Lauren and her co-workers at Planned Parenthood have worked tirelessly to fight these extremist pieces of legislation and ensure every woman has the right to access reproductive healthcare. It’s now time for politicians to do their job, eliminate the filibuster and codify Roe. When elected to the Senate this will be one of my first priorities.
The Republican Party has embraced extremism and gone too far. We must eliminate the filibuster and undo this attack on the fundamental and essential freedoms of women. This restriction on abortion care will harm women across the country, especially low-income and women of color. This is setting an incredibly deadly precedent across our nation.
I’ll fight with everything I have to make sure access to safe and legal abortion is available in Wisconsin and nationwide.