Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Republican legislators in Wisconsin quickly adjourned a special session without taking any action. The session was called by Democratic Governor Tony Evers to repeal the state’s dormant abortion ban.
This, as the US Supreme Court prepares to rule in a case that could end Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that essentially legalized abortion across the nation. Senate President Chris Kapenga gaveled in and out in 14 seconds just after noon.
In 1849, Wisconsin banned abortion except to save the mother’s life. If the supreme court overturns Roe, the ban would go back into effect.