Committee to Protect Health Care
Press Release

Despite new claim from Tim Michels, Wisconsin physicians remain concerned about his hardline, extremist stance against abortion


By - Sep 23rd, 2022 01:10 pm

MADISON – Today, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels claimed he changed his stance on abortion and now supports allowing exceptions for rape and incest. The change comes just weeks after Michels said he would not soften his views on abortion. In response to these developments, Dr. Shefaali Sharma, an OB/GYN in Madison, released the following statement:

“Make no mistake, Tim Michels maintains extremist views against abortion access that present a real danger to my patients and women across Wisconsin. Time and again, Michels has expressed his support for Wisconsin’s 1849 ban on abortion, which has no exception for rape or incest. He’s given hundreds of thousands of dollars to organizations that oppose abortion even in cases to save women’s lives. Whatever he says, Michels can’t hide his clear track record of supporting interfering in women’s personal health care decisions. Politics and politicians do not belong in my exam room – these sensitive and critical decisions should be between a woman and her physician.”


NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

Mentioned in This Press Release

2 thoughts on “Despite new claim from Tim Michels, Wisconsin physicians remain concerned about his hardline, extremist stance against abortion”

  1. says:

    Again, my dear friends at Urban Milwaukee, Tim Michels has not softened his stance on abortion. He said if the legislature brought him a bill with an exception for rape and incest, he would sign it. That is dog doodoo. He well knows the legislature in Wisconsin (Republican majorities in both houses) will NEVER bring such a bill. Now Urban Milwaukee has slipped in the doodoo and is representing what he has said as a change in his stance. It is not. Please report accurately. He is just sucking around for votes you may be providing him with your misleading report.

  2. blurondo says:

    Based on what is published, this is re-print of a press release from the Committee to Protect Health Care. It doesn’t appear to contain any editing, statement or comments by Urban Milwaukee.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us