Abortion is legal across the US. In Louisiana, providers that would have been forced to close by this law may continue seeing patients. Other abortion restrictions (not admitting privileges, but for example the 24-hour waiting period) are not affected by today’s ruling so those restrictions stand. However, this ruling makes it easier to continue to challenge those restrictions in court.
What does this mean here in Wisconsin?
Take a moment to contact your state legislators and ask them to support the Abortion Access Protection Act (AAPA) and the Respect Women Act (RWA).
The AAPA would repeal Wisconsin’s 1849 criminal abortion law, which would allow physicians who provide abortion care to be charged with a felony. 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.
The RWA would protect every patient’s right to receive accurate medical information and remove other harmful state restrictions on access to abortion care.
The Center for Reproductive Rights represented independent providers in this case. Check out their page on the lawsuit, which has a timeline and other helpful background information on the case.