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Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s doors will remain open.

PPWI will continue to help get patients the care they need. This includes helping patients access safe abortion care where it remains legal.

It’s important that patients and communities in Wisconsin know that PPWI is the first stop for reproductive health care — including abortion. 

 

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, Mississippi, and nationwide.

In September, the U.S. Supreme Court turned its back on nearly 50 years of precedent, allowing Texas’s six-week abortion ban to take effect and rendering Roe v. Wade effectively meaningless for many Texans. 

On December 1st, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade putting abortion access at rick across the nation.

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.