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Republicans announce abortion exceptions bill weeks before Supreme Court election

by Baylor Spears, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 15, 2023 Update: This story has been updated to include comment from Sen. Devin LeMahieu.  Republican lawmakers unveiled a bill Wednesday that would add rape and incest exceptions to Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban, which says anyone who intentionally destroys the life of an unborn child could be charged with a […]

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Wisconsin candidates sharply divided along partisan lines on abortion rights

October 4, 2022 Abortion rights are effectively on the ballot this election. In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court ended nearly 50 years of federally protected abortion rights with its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  If Wisconsin elects Tim Michels as governor on Nov. 8, residents could see further changes in state […]

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Most Racine County residents who access abortion are white, over 25

The average number of Racine County residents who obtained abortions between 2018 and 2020 were overwhelmingly white and over the age of 25. A report from the state Department of Health Services released in May 2022 details the number of induced abortions Wisconsin residents received in 2020 at state medical facilities. The 28-page document does […]

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Roe v. Wade protest on Monument Square: “What does this mean to you?”

On Sunday, close to 300 people came together to protest the overturning of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case. The protest, led by Kejuan Goldsmith and We the Change-makers, saw people of all ages, races, creeds and affiliations coming together to fight for human rights, according to We the Change-makers flyers. The Racine County […]

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No more Roe: What overturning abortion rights means for Wisconsin

In a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year-old case ruling protecting the right to abortion. With a 6-3 majority vote, conservative justices overturned the precedent set in 1973 that protected a patient’s privacy within the confines of their doctor’s office. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion […]

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Do you agree with Roe v. Wade being overturned? Take our poll.

The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion, as of Friday, June 24. How do you feel about this decision? Take the Racine County Eye’s U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade Survey Take the survey The Racine County Eye, which includes the Kenosha Lens, is your source […]

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