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Wisconsin Family Action and WI Legislators respond to US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

Madison, WI – Today, June 24, 2022, after 50 years and the loss of 60+ million unborn children, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has finally reversed the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. This means that each state must decide its own abortion policy. As for Wisconsin, abortion is prohibited! For details on current law in Wisconsin and what happens next, see #AfterRoe.
Roe vs. Wade overturned by SCOTUS

In 1973, the court opined that they could not determine when life begins. They were wrong then and science over the last 5 decades has proven that. Wisconsin Family Action is grateful that this court has finally righted that wrong and concluded that the states possess the rightful responsibility to protect life. We thank Justices Alito, Thomas, Chief Justice Roberts, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, whose majority vote provided this landmark opinion.

Wisconsin is in a unique position to protect unborn because the state has a pre-Roe law that is still on the books criminalizing most abortions in our state.

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Julaine Appling, President of Wisconsin Family Action, remarks on today’s decision: “For my entire adult life, I have worked and prepared for this day. I remain hopeful that Wisconsin’s pre-Roe prohibition on abortion will only be eclipsed by an authentic respect for life ethic. I pray that grace and compassion toward all women experiencing unintended pregnancies becomes the norm and that those who have experienced an abortion and its after-effects would find healing and wholeness.

“We call upon Attorney General Josh Kaul and all county district attorneys to uphold the 1849 law that is still enforceable. We ask simply that you do your job and set aside your personal political agendas.

“Today’s decision does not mean our work is done. Wisconsin Family Action will continue its vision to build a Wisconsin where God is honored, life is respected, families flourish and religious freedom flourishes. That necessitates policy, infrastructure, and awareness in our state which directly assists women and children – born and unborn and their families. We will continue to aggressively promote our amazing Pregnancy Care Centers—the heartbeat of Wisconsin’s respect-life efforts. We will encourage compassion and grace for all who now regret their previous abortion decision. We will work to restore a respect life ethic throughout America, until abortion is un-thinkable, and the self-evident truths enumerated in our Declaration are restored and respected for all.”


Wisconsin Family Action is a statewide organization engaged in strengthening, preserving, and promoting marriage, family, life, and religious freedom in Wisconsin.


State Rep. Rick Gundrum also provided a press release since hearing about the SCOTUS ruling on Roe Vs. Wade  –

“Representative Rick Gundrum (R-Slinger) has reacted to the Supreme Court of the United States decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

Rep. Rick Gundrum issues press release on SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade

“This is truly a monumental moment in the history of our Nation. The majority opinion correctly returns the decision-making power on abortions to state legislatures across the United States. We must not be deterred by the violence that has already occurred from the pro-abortion mob.

“I would like to thank former President Trump, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and the steadfast determination of pro-lifers everywhere for you perseverance in defending the most vulnerable among us.”


Madison, WI – Today, the US Supreme Court ruled, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. Sen. Stroebel (R – Cedarburg) issued the following statement:

“As Justice Alito said in his majority opinion, ‘The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion.’ This is as true now as it was in 1973 when a right to abortion was invented.”

Sen. Duey Stroebel responds to SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade

For almost 50 years, the Supreme Court has taken an issue of profound importance with huge moral implications away from the democratic process. Americans who wished to protect unborn life were prohibited from using the democratic process to address what they considered to be one of the most important roles of all fifty states: to protect life. No longer, and it’s about time.”

“I respect those with whom I disagree on abortion, but many of my constituents and I believe profoundly that we should not permit the destruction of over 6000 human lives in utero every year in Wisconsin. Now, my colleagues and I can legislate to protect life like we do on other matters of tremendous state importance. I ran for office as a pro-life legislator and I will back that up with my votes and actions going forward.”

Senator Stroebel represents the 20th Senate District which includes parts of Ozaukee, Washington, Fond du Lac, Calumet and Sheboygan Counties.

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