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Onalaska Sen. Pfaff seeks more reproductive rights for Wisconsin women



Wisconsin Sen. Brad Pfaff speaks with reporters at the La Crosse Courthouse on June 25, 2024 (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

One La Crosse area lawmaker is calling on the state to give women more reproductive rights.

State Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska) would like to see the Roe vs. Wade court ruling codified into state law, as well as a repeal of the state’s 175-year-old abortion ban.

Pfaff, at a news conference Tuesday, thinks members of both parties can find common ground to allow greater rights to women.

“Unfortunately, Republican lawmakers in Madison have stood in the way of every one of these efforts,” Pfaff said. “And they are not just content to oppose these policies. They are dead-set on stripping women of their reproductive freedom.”

Pfaff thinks his state should follow the example of other states, “much more politically conservative than Wisconsin,” referring to Ohio and Kansas, in letting residents vote on abortion laws.

The senator met with reporters outside the La Crosse courthouse, marking two years since a U.S. Supreme Court decision reversed Roe vs. Wade, which has allowed abortions since the 1970s.

While Pfaff was speaking on the sidewalk, a spectator criticized him for supporting a legal right to abortion. The man demonstrating told Pfaff “if you support murder, sir, you need to repent.”

Brad Pfaff speaks with a critic of abortion rights, who attended the state senators news conference in La Crosse on June 25, 2024 (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

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. R Head

    June 26, 2024 at 9:42 am

    We need to kill a few less fetuses,we need to vote out dumb ass people like democrats who want to kill babys

  2. walden

    June 26, 2024 at 10:10 am

    What a sad and desperate little man this Pfaff fellow must be. “Planned Parenthood” advertises abortion access to 22 weeks in Wisconsin. If that isn’t enough, ghouls can cross the river into Minnesota for unlimited access.

    How sad our society has become when politicians campaign and news media pander to these sickening displays.

    Kudos to the “spectator” who sniffed out this “event” and called them out.

  3. LG

    June 26, 2024 at 11:43 pm

    Sad little man indeed!

    And such an odd term to call it. Reproductive rights-Doesn’t that mean the right to reproduce? How do you reproduce via abortion. Would love to hear this little man or any Democrat for that matter explain that.

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