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PPWI Resumes Abortion Care in Wisconsin

PPWI Resumes Abortion Care in Wisconsin

A message from PPWI President & CEO Tanya Atkinson, September 18, 2023

A decision by the Dane County Circuit Court in July made it clear that the 1849 law is not enforceable for voluntary abortions. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, in consultation with attorneys, physicians, partners, and other stakeholders, has made the decision to restore this necessary reproductive health care.

Media Relations

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin’s media relations team works with members of the media to facilitate access to resources, connect them with experts, and help them cover issues that are important to the community. 

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Press Releases

PPAWI Announces Last Round of Endorsements

Today Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin released its final round of endorsements for the Spring 2023 election. The endorsed candidates are trusted to utilize their platforms and voices to push for the restoration and protection of reproductive rights for all Wisconsinites.

March 22, 2023 • Wisconsin


This bill is not about protecting survivors. Rape and incest exceptions to abortion bans are in no way centered on what survivors need, and do not provide them meaningful access or support

March 16, 2023 • Wisconsin

PPAWI Announces its Endorsement of Judge Janet Protasiewicz for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) is endorsing Judge Janet Protasiewicz for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. Justices are elected to 10-year terms, and the impact of this election will be felt for years to come. The court could issue rulings on abortion, fair maps, LGBTQ rights, and other vital issues.

Feb. 22, 2023 • Wisconsin

PPAWI Cites Urgent Need for Question to Repeal Criminal Abortion Ban on April Ballot

Call to action comes on 50th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade Decision

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) calls on people to support the urgent need to add an advisory referendum to the April ballot to repeal Wisconsin’s dangerous criminal abortion ban.

Jan. 23, 2023 • Wisconsin

PPAWI Urges Lawmakers to Include Question to Repeal Criminal Abortion Ban on April Ballot

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) supports a proposal by Governor Evers and Democratic minority leaders Representative Greta Neubauer and Senator Melissa Agard that would add a question to the advisory referendum on the April ballot about whether people believe the legislature should repeal Wisconsin's criminal abortion ban.

Jan. 17, 2023 • Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin on 2022 Election Results

Last night's victory was made possible by the tens of thousands of voters who turned out because they believe a woman deserves the freedom to make her own health care decisions and that includes abortion. The people have spoken and it's time to end Wisconsin's criminal abortion ban. This historical moment where voters were driven by their desire to restore abortion access and women's ability to make their own health care decisions was the largest campaign outreach effort executed by PPAWI in our history.

Nov. 9, 2022 • Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order Protecting Abortion Access

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) issued the following statement today, in response to President Biden’s Executive Order aimed at protecting reproductive health care in light of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe.

July 8, 2022 • Wisconsin

PPWI Leaders Applaud AG Josh Kaul’s Challenge to WI Criminal Abortion Ban

Today, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced his intent to challenge the enforceability of Wisconsin’s 173 year old criminal ban on abortion that criminalizes abortion at all stages of pregnancy without exception for rape, incest or the health of the woman.

June 28, 2022 • Wisconsin

Republicans Refuse to Repeal 1849 Criminal Abortion Law 
Reproductive Freedom and Health Care Access for 1.3 Million Women at Risk in WI

Today, despite a sea of pink supporters present at the State Capitol and a majority of voters who support protecting safe and legal abortion in Wisconsin, Republican members of the Legislature refused to take action during the Governor’s Special Session to repeal the 1849 criminal abortion law. With the Supreme Court poised to repeal Roe, Wisconsin’s law criminalizing abortion without exception for rape, incest or the health of the woman could go back into effect immediately following the Supreme Court’s decision. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has already had to suspend abortion services after June 25 and refer patients out of state for abortion care in anticipation of the loss of Roe and the enforcement of Wisconsin law 940.04.

June 22, 2022 • Wisconsin

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, the 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.



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

Read FAQ's on what this decision means for Wisconsin


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