REPEAL THE 1849 LAW NOW!
Welcome to the Vote Yes! Eau Claire, official website. We thank you for taking the time to learn more about our campaign to promote the reasons why the 1849 Wisconsin total abortion ban should be repealed, so voters can make an informed choice on April 4th, so an accurate message can be sent to our state legislature about what we, the citizens and residents of Eau Claire county think about this important topic. We hope you will join our campaign, as we promote:
Thanks and ONWARD!
Chair of the Vote YES! Eau Claire Campaign
WHY THE LAW NEEDS TO BE REPEALED
READ THE FACTS BELOW, AND LEARN WHY REPEALING THE 1859 LAW IS A CRITICAL STEP OUR GREAT STATE MUST TAKE.
A majority of our state supports it
A 2022 survey from the Marquette Law School, showed that more than half, 58%, of Wisconsinites said they were “very concerned” about abortion. Whereas 24% said they were “somewhat concerned” about abortion.
In that same survey, 27% of Wisconsinites believed that abortion should be legal in all cases, and an additional 31% of Wisconsinites said that Abortion should be legal in most cases.
REPEALING THE LAW CREATES A SAFER STATE
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health, 1.2 million adults have experienced sexual assault in their lifetimes, which is ⅓ of people who identify as a woman, and ⅕ of people who identify as a male.
Banning abortion does not prevent abortion, it prevents safe abortions. Many countries have abortion bans, yet according to the World Health Organization, 25 million unsafe abortions still occur each year across the world. Unsafe abortions can be protected with greater abortion protections and access.
WE MUST BECOME MORE IN TOUCH WITH OUR NEIGHBORS
The State of Wisconsin is now considered an island when it comes to abortion access, as Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa all have protections established for abortion. Most recently, Michigan passed with 56.66% support, constitutional protections for abortion in the November 8th, 2022 General Election.
PEOPLE DON'T DESERVE CRIMINAL PUNISHMENT FOR ACCESSING HEALTHCARE
Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Law states that abortion is illegal in all cases, including rape and incest, except where “advised by 2 other physicians as necessary, to save the life of the mother;”. Additionally, this law also applies to abortion when used during a miscarriage, which is an essential part of treating one. This has left individuals facing miscarriage on the hospital bed days without proper care and treatment because doctors fear being punished under this law. Doctors shoudl not be punished for doing their jobs, and individuals should not be punished for seeking the healthcare they are entitled to recieve.