Abortion takes center stage in Wisconsin after U.S. Supreme Court revelation (mentions UWGB march)
After a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked, a nationwide wave of political rhetoric and promises, protests, pundit speculation and general furor ensued over the issue of abortion. Over the following 10 days, here’s how this tumult took shape in Wisconsin.Monday, May 2: POLITICO published a copy of a draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson by conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that indicates the high court would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that established a constitutional right to choose to have an abortion. The draft — which was written in February — is not final, yet it ignited a political firestorm among legislators and activists across the political spectrum. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito wrote in his draft opinion for a case related to a Mississippi abortion law.