“Scott Walker has been one of the most anti-choice, anti-women governors in the history of Wisconsin,” said Roys. “Yet now, he wants us to believe that Roe is not under threat and that Wisconsin women are not at risk of losing the right to choose. Well, we are. I refuse to allow Scott Walker to run from his anti-choice past and hide his true position from Wisconsin voters.”
In Wisconsin’s criminal statutes, abortion is still a felony. The only thing preventing this law from being enforced is the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
First, I don’t believe that Walker has ever run from his pro-life stance. In fact, he’s been rather vocal about it over the years. What is she talking about?
Second, Roys does know that the Governor of Wisconsin has as much say in Supreme Court appointments as I do, right? As in… none.
Third, the statute to which she refers has been on the books for over 40 years. During that time, Democrats controlled the legislature and governorship several times and declined to change the law. Agree with the statute or not, both parties are responsible for leaving it in place all of these years.
Come to think of it, Roys was actually a member of the State Assembly at a time when the Democrats were in complete control under Jim Doyle. Why didn’t she push the repeal of the abortion law through when she had the chance? Where was her bill?
With her failure to break through in the polls, Roys appears to be getting a bit desperate.