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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. 

Current Threats

A HOSTILE LEGISLATURE & A STACKED SUPREME COURT:

The Wisconsin Legislature is currently controlled by the GOP and has many abortion rights opponents who consistently bring legislation to the floor that is aimed at politicizing and restricting abortion (or something that explains the overall hostile legistature). 

The US Supreme court is poised to overturn or less the rights provided by Roe. They are currently deliberating one case, but there are other cases making their way through the lower courts. 

WI SENATE BILL 928: WISCONSIN'S TEXAS-STYLE ABORTION BAN

Republicans on the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Legal Review and Consumer Protection passed SB 923, the Texas-inspired bill to ban abortion on a party line vote. The Texas-inspired bill would ban abortions after 6 weeks, before most people even know they are pregnant, and includes a $10,000 bounty reward for people to sue anyone who provides abortion care. 

This bill has not moved

DOBBS V. JACKSON WOMEN'S HEALTH

The U.S. Supreme Court heared arguments on Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This is the first direct challenge to Roe v. Wade since Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation.

If Roe is overturned Wisconsin's 172-year-old criminal abortion ban could immediately go into effect. The law has no exception for rape, incest, or the health of the woman. 

SCOTUS decision expected in June/July

Positive Steps

A GOVERNOR WHO CHAMPIONS REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS:

Wisconsin is fortunate to have a reproductive rights champion as its current Governor. Gov. Evers has used his veto pen on numerous occasions to protect access to safe, legal abortion in Wisconsin

ABORTION RIGHTS PRESERVATION ACT

Reproductive health care champions in our legislature have introduced the Abortion Rights Preservation Act to repeal Wisconsin's criminal abortion ban.

GOV. TONY EVERS' VETOS

Governor Tony Evers vetoed five bills that would restrict access to reproductive healthcare in Wisconsin.