Since taking office in 2019, Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed multiple bills from the Legislature seeking to restrict access to abortion. In one day — Dec. 3, 2021 — he vetoed five of these bills.
“As long as I’m governor, I will veto any legislation that turns back the clock on reproductive rights in this state,” Evers said. He has also said he would veto any bill that would penalize women for traveling out of state for an abortion.
Evers called for a special session of the Legislature in October 2022 to create a pathway for voters to repeal the state’s 1849 abortion ban. Republicans who run the Legislature gaveled in and out in about 15 seconds, killing the proposal, which would have instituted a way for residents — not just the Legislature — to place measures on a statewide ballot.
Longview (TX) News-Journal: Evers would veto bills penalizing women crossing border for abortions