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Texas today, our state tomorrow. 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.

Deciding if or when to become a parent is one of the most personal and life-changing decisions many people will make. While we may have differing views about abortion, most of us can agree that we want our friends and family to be able to get the care they need when they need it. We don't want politicians to make these incredibly personal decisions for us or the people we care about. Yet that is exactly what is happening in Texas and nationwide. The extreme abortion ban in Texas - before most women even know they are pregnant - is part of a national agenda to end access to abortion. In Wisconsin we need to protect our freedom to make our own health care decisions or we will become the next Texas.  

This fall, 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.

By taking this case, the Court will be revisiting nearly 50 years of precedent that has protected people’s access to safe and legal abortion in Wisconsin. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is prepared to fight to ensure that every person in Wisconsin who needs access to abortion can get the care that they need

What does this mean for abortion access in Wisconsin?

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. 

What can I do to help ensure abortion care remains legal and becomes more accessible in Wisconsin?

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.

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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.