In response to the news that the Supreme Court is poised to end constitutional protections for abortion potentially making it a crime in Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is providing ‘Make a Plan’ pregnancy prevention kits to patients at all 22 health centers across the state.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin works to empower people through information and health care services so they can make informed, responsive choices. For people who are not planning on becoming pregnant, Planned Parenthood provides information on all birth control options. With the current risk to abortion access in Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood is helping provide people with the tools they need to prevent pregnancy.
In addition to the health care services at Planned Parenthood, patients will receive a free ‘Make-a-Plan' kit that includes six condoms, emergency contraception, a pregnancy test and information about threats to abortion access.
If Roe is overturned, abortion access in Wisconsin and 25 additional states could be put at risk making timely access to safe and legal abortion extremely difficult. Half of all pregnancies are unintended and half of those end in abortion. Planned Parenthood believes educating people about pregnancy prevention and providing people with the materials they need is an important step towards helping people take charge of their health and futures.
“Information is power. Planned Parenthood hopes through the distribution of information and ‘Make-a-Plan’ kits, people can take charge of their own health and help inform others,” said Amy Doczy, interim vice president of patient services at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
To learn more about the threats to abortion and what people can do take charge of their health and get informed, go to ppwi.org.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is a nonprofit health care provider serving 60,000 patients annually at 22 health centers. Planned Parenthood provides the full range of comprehensive reproductive health care including well woman exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, birth control and abortion care at three locations.