Wisconsin has an old law on the books that makes abortion illegal, but it has not been enforced since the U.S. Supreme Court debacle in 1973 that forced the life-ending practice on all states. When that ruling was overturned in June, however, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) called lawmakers into special session to negate the state's 1849 abortion ban. They did not do so.
Gracie Skogman, legislative director for Wisconsin Right to Life, tells AFN the governor is now calling the GOP-controlled legislature back to the Capitol October 5th for the same purpose. But she does not foresee a different outcome.
"It's a waste of spending and of time," she asserts. "It's for the governor to score cheap political points."
Her organization would encourage Gov. Evers to instead "do his duty."
"Ensure that our laws are enforced and followed, and more than anything, focus on truly supporting women and their preborn children," Skogman suggests.
Meanwhile, pro-life pregnancy centers in the state are overwhelmed with calls from women seeking help with bringing their babies to term, and House Speaker Robin Vos (R) has called on Gov. Evers to respond by granting the centers more funds to help meet the need. The governor, however, has yet to respond.