Kelda Helen Roys on Abortion
Since the Supreme Court in Roe vs. Wade recognized a woman's constitutional right to an abortion in 1973, abortion has been legal. That includes Wisconsin. So, it's highly misleading to call abortion a crime in Wisconsin. And yet, Roys has a point.
In the ad, Roys says: "In Wisconsin, abortion is still a crime. And I can't believe that I'm having to fight the same fights that my grandmother fought."
Roys cited a Wisconsin law from 1849 which is still on the books. If Roe were overturned, regulating abortion would revert to the states, and the Wisconsin statute would again be in effect--although there are questions about whether it would be used immediately.
In sum, Roys' claim contains an element of truth, but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. That's our definition of Mostly False
A: Strongly Support--Every woman has the right to safe and legal abortion services, family planning services, and reproductive health care.