Wisconsin is one of nine states in the country with a criminal abortion statute still in place that could immediately go into effect if Roe is overturned. Under the 172-year-old Wisconsin law criminalizing abortion, doctors and health care professionals assisting someone in obtaining an abortion would be guilty of committing a felony. The law has no exception for rape, incest, or the health of the woman.
Take a moment to contact your state legislators and ask them to support the Abortion Rights Preservation Act (ARPA).
The ARPA would repeal Wisconsin’s 1849 criminal abortion law, that would automatically make abortion at any point in pregnancy a crime if Roe v. Wade were overturned. This law is currently unenforceable because of Roe v. Wade, but the current SCOTUS majority represents a serious threat to Roe, so we need to make sure our state’s laws will protect access to abortion care regardless of who is on the Court.
U.S. Supreme Court Review of Roe Could Criminalize Abortion in Wisconsin
The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This will be the first direct challenge to Roe v. Wade since Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation.
Abortion in the courts: What’s at stake in Wisconsin
Nearly one in four women will have an abortion in her lifetime. Yet starting on September 1, performing or helping a woman get an abortion in Texas after six weeks will become a crime. This won’t stop in Texas.
Abortion Rights Preservation Act
This bill would protect access to safe, legal abortion in Wisconsin.
Title X & Gag Rule
Title X provides money to organizations that make sure men and women get the reproductive health care they need. These funds help the most low-income people in our communities take charge of their health.