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Governor speaks out on possible abortion ruling during stop in La Crosse



Wisconsin’s governor wants to see Congress take action to preserve abortion rights, following reports that the Supreme Court may be preparing to overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision. 

Democrat Tony Evers is leading a group of 17 governors calling on Congress to pass a law including protections described in the 1973 court ruling.  While touring the La Crosse Center on Tuesday, Evers had concerns that Wisconsin could revive a statewide abortion ban dating back to 1849.

“It was a horrible decision,” Evers said about the apparent ruling being considered by the Supreme Court, according to a document leaked to the Politico website. “I truly believe that women have the right to take care of their bodies and their own reproductive health.”

“We have a law on the books that makes it illegal for physicians…to do abortions, and so I just think it’s gonna impact our state in a very, very detrimental way,” said the governor.

In the races for governor and U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, the Associated Press says word of a possible abortion ruling has led Democrats to capitalize on anger over the news, while Republicans are joyful at the idea of overturning a ruling from nearly 50 years ago.

Governor Evers briefly toured the renovated La Crosse Center after riding through town on the MTU’s special trolley, in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Thomas Heilman

    May 4, 2022 at 5:10 am

    If you’re able to watch an abortion being done via ultrasound, sonagram, etc., and not be revolted, you’re a stronger person than I am.

    • John

      May 10, 2022 at 11:28 am

      You don’t to watch only the woman and her doctor. Stay out of their lives

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