State Lawmakers Weigh-In on Potential Impacts of Roe v. Wade Decision in Elections | WTAQ News Talk | 97.5 FM · 1360 AM | Green Bay, WI w/ Prof. Christine Smith
WISCONSIN, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) — If the Supreme Court decides to overturn Roe v. Wade, the laws surrounding abortion in Wisconsin could be in the hands of state lawmakers.With midterm elections approaching, some state lawmakers, like Rep. Gordon Hintz, a Democrat from Oshkosh, says he thinks the issue could impact engagement and motivation from voters in November.
…Christine Smith is a professor of psychology, with focuses in women’s and gender studies at UW- Green Bay. Smith says she hopes this will encourage more students to vote.
“I think for a lot of our students, they don’t always get the importance of voting. So sometimes an issue that really arouses them or personally affects them is something that potentially could do that,” Smith said.
Wisconsinites will vote for a governor, and a U.S. Senate seat in November, among other partisan races.