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Wisconsin lawmakers excuse themselves from abortion law debate



Since the Supreme Court decision, there have been many serious and difficult decisions about abortion. Moms have talked to their daughters, women have talked to their doctors, others have taken part in rallies. In Kansas, voters got to have a direct say on the matter when they rejected a measure that would have allowed that state’s legislature to tighten restrictions or ban abortions outright. Michigan voters will decide in November if the state’s constitution should protect the right to a legal abortion. But in Wisconsin, abortion is not being talked about by our lawmakers. When Governor Evers called lawmakers into a special session to discuss abortion, they refused to do so and ended the meeting. They did the same yesterday when they were ordered into a special session to discuss changing Wisconsin’s constitution. The whole meeting lasted fifteen seconds. No action was taken, other than holding a sham meeting. Why can’t we even talk about Wisconsin’s abortion laws that haven’t been updated in more than 170 years? Especially when polls repeatedly show the public backing a woman’s right to abortion. Other states are taking matters into their own hands, as the Supreme Court suggested they do. Wisconsin lawmakers prefer to continue to stick their heads in the sand.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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  1. Donna Bell

    October 5, 2022 at 11:04 am

    It is appealing. My daughter list her life because she did not abort.. n shexwas in trouble from day 1. She was so youn, beautiful, charming, funny, living. I miss her abd the terrible ordeal is something I eill never forget. The holding her in the hospital but it was too late n damage was already done. Her kidneys failed on say 1. Wht us this ok?????

  2. Lucenut

    October 5, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Stop killing babies Shaw you psychopath!

  3. Nick Berry

    October 6, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Let’s take all the rhetoric out of this. Ever since Roe V Wade was decided, legal scholars on both sides have agreed that it was made up and would be reversed one day.
    That day has come. For myriad of reasons, states have voluntarily given away responsibilities to the federal government.
    I said this before, I am a Catholic who believes abortion is wrong but in the case of a mother’s life , rape, or incest can live it with it.
    The do nothing Republican legislature in Wisconsin is a disgrace.

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