Today, NARAL's Wisconsin affiliate put out a press release claiming that the abortion ban on the books "could be used to threaten women with up to 3-1/2 years in prison and fines up to $10,000."
Wisconsin Right to Life says the two abortion advocacy groups have been promoting the falsehood for months, claiming that women would be prosecuted if Roe is reversed.
"What these disingenuous pro-abortion organizations fail to tell the public is that Wisconsin has more than one law dealing with abortion on our lawbooks," Susan Armacost, WRL's legislative director, explained in a statement provided to LifeNews.com.
"In 1985, a law, s. 940.13, was enacted that removed any and all penalties to women that were contained in s. 940.04," Armacost said. "We should know because Wisconsin Right to Life strongly supported and worked for the enactment of that law. "The truth is that when s.940.04 comes back into effect, no women will be penalized in any way for obtaining an abortion," Armacost added. [snip] Lifenews.com