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File #: 220273    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2022 In control: STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/12/2022
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to lobby for repeal of s. 940.04, Wis. Stats., which bans abortion.
Sponsors: ALD. ZAMARRIPA, ALD. DODD, ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. COGGS, ALD. STAMPER, ALD. LEWIS, ALD. RAINEY
Indexes: STATE LEGISLATION
Attachments: 1. Ecomments
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/15/20220 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/12/20220 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Ald. Lewis and Ald. Perez asked to be added as co-sponsors.
Pass11:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/20220 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Ald. Stamper now present and asked to be added as a co-sponsor. Louise Kennely - opposed - city resident
Pass6:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/16/20220 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
220273
Reference
200668
Version
ORIGINAL
Sponsor
ALD. ZAMARRIPA, DODD, DIMITRIJEVIC, PEREZ, BAUMAN, HAMILTON, COGGS, STAMPER, LEWIS AND RAINEY
Title
Resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to lobby for repeal of s. 940.04, Wis. Stats., which bans abortion.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to lobby for the repeal of s. 940.04, Wis. Stats, which bans abortion.
Body
Whereas, One in four women will have an abortion during their lifetime, and people across the gender spectrum receive and rely on abortion care; and

Whereas, The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade made access to safe and legal abortion a constitutional right in the United States; and

Whereas, Seventy-two percent of people nationwide oppose overturning Roe v. Wade according to a Marquette Law School poll from January, 2022; and

Whereas, The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this summer on Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health, and overturn Roe v. Wade’s protected right to an abortion; and

Whereas, Wisconsin has a 173-year-old criminal abortion law still in its statutes that could immediately go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned, effectively banning all abortions in the state by making it a felony to perform an abortion with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the health of the pregnant person; and

Whereas, In 2018, there were 6,042 abortions performed in Wisconsin; and

Whereas, If abortions are banned in Wisconsin, anyone seeking abortion care will need to travel out of state; and

Whereas, Those who cannot afford to travel, take time off work, or obtain childcare will face severe obstacles to obtaining abortion care; and

Whereas, Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, communities of color, low-income communities, people who are disabled, immigrants, young people, people living in rural communities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community will b...

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