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Dr. Kristin Lyerly Highlights Record of Standing Up for Reproductive Rights in Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Kristin for Wisconsin Press   
Wednesday, 12 June 2024 15:37

kristin-lyerly-md-commitmentAfter successfully overturning Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban, Dr. Lyerly is running for Congress in WI-08 to protect fundamental freedoms for all Americans.

De Pere, WI ― Dr. Kristin Lyerly, a practicing OB-GYN physician running for Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District, released a powerful launch video (link here) today showcasing her record in the fight for women’s reproductive rights, and highlighting what’s at stake in the upcoming election. Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Lyerly began driving 7 hours to deliver babies and take care of women in rural Minnesota.

After Wisconsin’s draconian 1849 criminal abortion ban went into effect, Dr. Lyerly led the fight to restore women’s reproductive freedoms in Wisconsin, and vowed to take the fight to Washington. Speaking out against political interference in difficult medical decisions, she said, “How sick does my patient have to get before we can save her?”

“Providing the freedom for all women to make their own personal healthcare decisions is foundational to my campaign,” Dr. Lyerly said. “I’ve been defying the odds my entire life: as a first-generation college student, as a young mother going through medical school, and now as a champion for women’s reproductive rights. I’m a fighter, and that fight for our families and communities must continue all the way to the halls of Congress.”

Video can be viewed here:

About Dr. Kristin Lyerly:

Dr. Kristin Lyerly is a sixth-generation Wisconsinite, OB/GYN physician, mother of four, and champion for women and families running to be the first woman elected to Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District. Kristin has practiced as an OB/GYN in Green Bay, Oconto, Marinette and Sheboygan, and regularly travels hundreds of miles to provide a wide range of health care services to rural and underrepresented communities in Minnesota and Arizona. She was the named plaintiff in the case that brought abortion care back to Wisconsin following the restoration of an antiquated 1849 Wisconsin abortion law post- Dobbs. Dr. Lyerly works with medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay and is an active and award-winning member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), known for her effective leadership and outstanding contributions. Kristin is running for Congress to bring a pro-patient, pro-choice champion of women’s healthcare to DC and to advocate for Wisconsin’s working families.

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