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Learn about important issues and legislation affecting comprehensive, reproductive health care access in Wisconsin. For the latest news, follow us online.

Abortion Rights Preservation Act

Repeal Wisconsin's criminal abortion ban from 1849

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Roe v Wade

What does the Supreme Court decision mean for Wisconsin

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Criminal Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court has taken away our constitutional right to abortion. This ruling takes away the freedom to control our bodies and personal health care decisions, giving it to politicians to decide.

Here in Wisconsin, the Republican members of the state Legislature have refused to repeal the criminal ban on abortion in Wisconsin - following the lead of lawmakers from nearly 200 years ago who also believed women shouldn't have the right to vote. As a result, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has temporarily suspended abortion services until we receive clarification from a court about whether the law is enforceable. 

We need to make sure our state's laws will protect access to abortion care for our friends, family, and neighbors regardless of who is on the Supreme Court. Passing the Abortion Rights Preservation Act - which would repeal Wisconsin's criminal abortion ban - is the most important step our elected officials can take to protect access to abortion care in Wisconsin.

Expanding Health Care Access

All Wisconsinites need health care that is compassionate, comprehensive, and unbiased. And our elected officials can support policies that ensure Wisconsinites are able to access high-quality, affordable health care. 
 
Policies like the "Healthy Women, Healthy Babies" initiative that invests in women's health by prioritizing access to preventive reproductive health care, programs that facilitate healthy pregnancies and births, and eliminating racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes. 
 
Protections for people with pre-existing conditions have saved lives and livelihoods. We can elect leaders who share our values and understand that health care is a right, not a privilege, and work to expand health care access statewide and strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions. 

Funding for Planned Parenthood

For years, politicians in our state legislature and in Congress have attacked Planned Parenthood’s patients’ access to health care.  
 
When politicians talk about “defunding” Planned Parenthood, they really mean blocking patients who depend on public health care funds from getting their care at Planned Parenthood health centers. Many of these patients are people with low incomes who don’t have health insurance, or who rely on public health care funding like Medicaid. 
 
Attempts to block these patients from getting care at Planned Parenthood keeps them from getting critical preventive services, like birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment. 

Issues and Legislation

We work to ensure that family planning and reproductive health care services are available and accessible to everyone who wants and needs them.