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Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban challenged by AG Kaul, others

MADISON – Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against state legislative leaders challenging the state’s 173-year-old criminal abortion ban. The filing, announced by Kaul and Gov. Tony Evers – both Democrats – names State Senate President Chris Kapenga, State Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos – all […]

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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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As abortion issue looms, Evers calls special session for Legislature

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday signed an executive order calling the Wisconsin Legislature into special session on June 22 to take up legislation that would repeal the state’s 173-year-old criminal abortion ban. The special session comes at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision […]

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Bradford High School students stage walkout for reproductive rights

KENOSHA – Students at Bradford High School staged a walkout at 10 a.m. on Thursday to protest the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. Hundreds of students, many armed with signs, walked along Washington Road and 39th Avenue chanting in protest of the opinion draft that was leaked on May 2. […]

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Overturning Roe v. Wade would hand power over abortion to states. Many would ban it.

by Jacob Fischler, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 4, 2022 A U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a nearly 50-year-old right to abortion would lead to strict restrictions or bans by states across nearly half the country almost immediately. The court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, as well as a subsequent ruling […]

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U.S. Senate to try again on abortion rights after bombshell disclosure of draft opinion

by Jennifer Shutt, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 4, 2022 WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday pledged a new vote codifying the right to an abortion after publication of a draft court ruling that showed the Supreme Court on track to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Democrats, who likely won’t have the votes to […]

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Abortion rights: Racine pro-choice rally taking place Saturday, May 7 at Monument Square

RACINE, WI – Pro-choice supporters plan to join the movement Saturday in Racine to protest the potential death knell for legalized abortion in the United States. Supporters of a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday in Monument Square to protest a coming decision from […]