Kind: House already codified Roe v Wade, Senate should do the same

Leaked draft shows the US Supreme Court poised to overturn the landmark 1973 decision

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – Reaction to the U,S. Supreme Court’s potentially overturning Roe v Wade continues to pour in.

In a statement Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind called on the Senate to finish abortion legislation the House already passed.

Ron Kind


“The House has already voted to codify Roe v. Wade,” the La Crosse Democrat said. “The Senate must do the same.”

In February, the Senate blocked legislation from the House that would have codified Roe v Wade into federal law.

“Deeply personal health decisions should be made by a woman and her doctor – not the government,” Kind said. “If finalized, this Supreme Court ruling would deny millions of women across Wisconsin and the nation the right to choose.”

Republican Derrick Van Orden

Van Orden

Republican 3rd District candidate Derrick Van Orden made clear in a statement Tuesday that he believes the leaked documents were part of an effort to affect the Supreme Court’s process.

“I respect the Supreme Court’s decision making process and the leaking of this draft ruling jeopardizes that process. This is a clear attempt by the left to interject politics by bullying the court and it is unacceptable on every level and a direct assault on our democracy,” Van Orden said. “It needs to be thoroughly investigated so that we can protect the rule of law and the sanctity of the court’s deliberations.”

If the court does overturn the 1973 landmark decision, an 1849 law banning abortions in the state would again become enforceable.

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