Democratic Party of Wisconsin
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As SCOTUS Hears TX Abortion Case, Wisconsinites Are Reminded of Ron Johnson’s Anti-Choice Record

Johnson Previously Stated if an Individual Doesn’t Like the Abortion Law in Their State, They “Can Move”

By - Nov 1st, 2021 11:37 am

MADISON, Wis. — Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on Texas’ dangerous abortion ban, which if upheld, will empower vigilantes to block a pregnant person’s reproductive freedom. Senator Ron Johnson is  vehemently anti-choice, voting for anti-abortion judges who’ve put Wisconsinites reproductive rights in jeopardy and fighting to overturn Roe v. Wade.

See Johnson’s anti-choice record below:

  • When discussing the impact repealing Roe v. Wade would have, Johnson stated: I don’t view that [as] such a huge threat to women’s health. I think – I think things would be just fine.”
  • Johnson said if individuals don’t like the abortion laws in their state, they simply “can move.”
  • Johnson has advocated for a federal ban on abortion after 20 weeks, jeopardizing the reproductive rights of millions across the country.
  • Johnson joined 43 of his Senate Republican colleagues and signed on to an amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that urged the court to uphold Mississippi’s law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

“Ron Johnson’s anti-choice crusade is a dangerous affront to Wisconsinites as it undermines people’s ability to make their own health care decisions in consultation with their family.,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Iris Riis said. “Johnson isn’t living in reality if he thinks blocking people from the health care they need is ‘just fine.’”

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