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Governor of Wisconsin vows to pardon doctors charged under the state's abortion ban

Governor of Wisconsin, Democrat Tony Evers, vowed to pardon over the weekend for banning most abortions under the state's1849 law.

The law, enacted more than a century before the Roe v. Wade case, hasleft in state books, technically following the Supreme Court's decision.Regained effect. Overturned a groundbreaking incident on Friday.

Evers, Wisconsin, Attorney General Josh Kaul of the Democratic Party of Wisconsinand some counties ofDistrict Attorneys,They did it He said he refused to execute. However, it remains possible that other officials, such as other district attorneys and newly elected state legislators, will enforce it now or in the future. Both Evers and Cowl are due to be reelected this fall and both face fierce competition.

But at a rally in the Wisconsin Democratic Convention on Saturday,Evers went a step further and took steps to prevent the law from being enforced, as well as to the doctors charged under. He said he would give an amnesty. law. 

"Under the law of 1849, anyone who offers an abortion is subject to a felony of one to six years."Evers said. rice field. "Have you ever thought about the word Clementy? I offer amnesty to all doctors charged under the law," Evers said.

"I don't think we should use laws created before the Civil War, or before women secure their right to vote, to direct these intimate decisions about reproductive health." He added.

Evers called the Supreme Court's ruling "bullish ---" and warned that access to abortion would be even more jeopardized if one of the Republican opponents won the case in November. did. The four main candidates in action — former Lieutenant Governor RebeccaKleefisch, businessman Tim Mitchells, state legislator Tim Ramsan, and businessman Kevin Nicholson — are all candid opponents of abortion. Yes, it states that it will comply with the 1849 lawintact.

"Do you think it's bad now? Four Republicans chasing me, one of whom we'll beat, they'll make it worse." rice field. ..

Evers' comments further highlight the new important role that abortion rights play in close state-wide contests in Wisconsin and elsewhere. The party has been defeated in the last seven governor elections, all of which happened in the mid-term. More recently, in 2018, Evers brought the Democratic House of Representatives to the Democratic Party with less than 30,000 votes in a broader blue wave over Republican Governor Scott Walker.

Evers is one of the vulnerable Democratic governors in purple states across the United States, where the right to abortion is becoming more and more important in the campaign. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates Evers' race as a toss-up.

Wisconsin's 1849 law prohibits abortion in almost all cases. The law makes the execution of an abortion a felony, and doctors who perform the procedure face up to six years in prison and fines of thousands of dollars. The law makes exceptions only to save a woman's life, but not to her health, rape or incest.

A planned parent-child relationship in Wisconsin has suspendedabortion services in the state in response to a Supreme Court ruling.

State legislatures can abolish or amend the law or pass new priority bills, but the state's Republican-controlled state legislature remains in Republican hands after November. That is almost certain. .. At a special legislative meeting held last week to amend the law, Republicanspostponed toshortly after the meeting began.

The right to abortion has emerged as a top priority in the elections of governors such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Nevada, even before Friday's ruling.

In Pennsylvania, Democratic candidate Josh Shapiro is a Republican rival to outlaw all abortions, including cases of rape and incest. Emphasized the support of Dagmas Triano.

Like Wisconsin, Michigan's 1931 law requiresabortion doctors — and perhapsto imprison women who have an abortion for up to four years. doing.A drug that induces an abortion. Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer filed a proceeding in April, asking the state Supreme Court to determine whether the Michigan Constitution protects the right to abortion.