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Evers promises to fight to retain abortion rights for Wisconsin after high court ruling



First, the legislature shut down a special session on abortion rights in mere seconds.  Then, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, as expected. 

Not a good week for Wisconsin’s Democratic governor, Tony Evers.  But upon arriving in La Crosse on Friday for his party’s state convention, Evers said the fight to retain reproductive rights will continue.

“Whatever it takes,” the governor told reporters at the La Crosse County Democratic headquarters. “You can’t just throw away 50 years of having rights and decide one day, oh, those rights don’t exist.”

“We’re handing them off to politicians,” Evers says. “That is extraordinarily stupid.” He also says the high court’s ruling in a Mississippi abortion case was “horrible” and “dangerous.”

Evers was welcomed by county Democratic Party chair William Garcia, who noted that he was born a few months after the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973, so he had never experienced a day without abortion rights in the U.S., until Friday.

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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