Tammy Baldwin wants Roe preserved, warns of abortion bans across Wisconsin
Posted: May 11, 2022 9:55 PM CDT
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin says Roe needs to be preserved, or else states across the country will ban abortions, including Wisconsin.
"Wisconsin has a statute on the books, Baldwin said. "It was passed in 1849. That's how old our abortion law is. It makes it illegal and would imprison doctors. We shouldn't be sent back to the mid 1800's."
While Baldwin voted "Yes" on codifying Roe, Republican Senator Ron Johnson voted "No".
He wrote in part, "I’ve always felt the determination of when society has the responsibility to protect life, including the unborn, should be made through the democratic process in each state."