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One Year after the Dobbs Decision

One Year after the Dobbs Decision

A message from PPAWI President Tanya Atkinson, June 2023

On June 24, 2022, he US Supreme Court took away our constitutional right to abortion overturning 50 years of court precedent, and forcing providers to suspend abortion care in Wisconsin. PPAWI President Tanya Atkinson speaks about how this issue has impacted Wisconsin -- one year after the end of Roe.

Shawanna's Story

"...Then, at age 17, I became pregnant. I went to Planned Parenthood, and the staff confirmed my pregnancy. They took care of me. They were extremely compassionate and informative. They explained the different options that were available: I could carry the pregnancy to term and keep the baby; I could give up the baby for adoption; or I could have an abortion..." - Shawanna, PP Patient

Christy's Story

"I wasn't sick. I had no symptoms that there was something wrong with me. If I hadn't been a patient of Planned Parenthood, I would not have known that I had cervical cancer until I was sick - and I probably would have died." – Christy, PPWI patient

Gina's Story

“As an underinsured college student, I went to a Planned Parenthood location near my hometown for a yearly exam and the test results came back that I had pre-cancerous cells in my cervix. If I wasn’t able to be seen by Planned Parenthood, or have that option available to me, it could’ve gone very badly. Planned Parenthood helped me to be a mother.” - Gina, PPWI patient

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Courtney's Story

"Getting cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood is really important. I do have a family history. So my aunt had ovarian cancer. She is actually no longer with us, which makes it even more important to me to continue to get those check-ups." - Courntey, PPWI Patient

Sophie's Story

"Health should not be the last priority. People should not have to choose between - Can I do something that I want with my life, like going to college, or can I afford health care" - Sophie, PPWI Patient

Lori's Story

"One day, I was having these horrible pains in my lower abdomen, and I called my doctor at Planned Parenthood. I found out I had tumors and cysts in my ovaries, and that it was a health emergency. They were able to save half an ovary, and that was enough, because I was able to have children." – Lori, PPWI patient



PPAWI President Tanya Atkinson reacts to the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

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