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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 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

PPWI Adjusts Abortion Schedule in Light of Anticipated Supreme Court Decision to Address Patient’s Best Interests

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI), announced that abortion appointments will be scheduled through June 25 and additional appointment capacity added due to an anticipated Supreme Court decision on June 27. The leaked decision in early May made it clear that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe, putting safe and legal abortion at risk for people in Wisconsin.

June 17, 2022 • Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Applauds Governor Evers’ Call for Special Session on June 6 to Repeal WI Criminal Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is applauding Governor Evers’ call for a special session to repeal Wisconsin’s 172-year-old criminal abortion law in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe. If Roe is overturned, Wisconsin’s law could go immediately into effect banning abortion at any stage of pregnancy without exception for rape, incest or the health of the woman.

June 13, 2022 • Wisconsin

PPWI Distributing ‘Make a Plan’ Pregnancy Prevention Kits to Patients in Response to Threats to Abortion Access

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. 

June 6, 2022 • Wisconsin