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Most of Wisconsin’s Republicans in Washington have signed a letter asking the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe vs Wade. 

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Republican Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner, Bryan Steil, and Glenn Grothman this week all signed a letter along with about 200 other Republicans asking the Supreme Court to reconsider the case that has legalized abortion in this country for more than 45 years.

"Roe’s jurisprudence has been characterized by Delphic confusion and protean change," the letter said. "Roe has been substantially undermined by subsequent authority, a principal factor the Court considers when deciding whether to overrule precedent. Casey clearly did not settle the abortion issue, and it is time for the Court to take it up again."

Only Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher from Green Bay didn't sign the letter. His office told the Wisconsin State Journal that Gallagher “has a consistent pro-life voting record and obviously supports the broader efforts of the brief.”

Two Democrats in neighboring states were the only Democrats to sign the letter. Dan Lipinski from Illinois and Collin Peterson from Minnesota also signed-on to the amicus brief. 

The letter comes as the Supreme Court gets ready to hear a case out of Louisiana that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

That case is due for arguments in March. 

Staff Reporter

An industry veteran with two decades of experience in media, Benjamin Yount reports on Illinois and Wisconsin statewide issues for The Center Square.