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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

U.S. Supreme Court Review of Roe Could Criminalize Abortion in Wisconsin

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This will be the first direct challenge to Roe v. Wade since Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation. Should the Court decide to fully overturn Roe, abortion is likely to become a crime in Wisconsin in all but the rarest of circumstances due to a criminal abortion law in place since 1849 that is currently unenforceable because of Roe

May 19, 2021 • Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Applauds Governor Evers’ Focus on Health Care

Tonight Governor Evers’ announced his vision for the new biennial state budget. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) applauds the Governor’s vision dedication to prioritizing health care accessibility and equity around the state of Wisconsin.

Feb. 17, 2021 • Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Applauds the Abortion Rights Preservation Act

The Abortion Rights Preservation Act is an important step to safeguard abortion care in Wisconsin. Wisconsin has some of the strictest abortion access laws in the country. Even with Roe v. Wade setting a precedent for safe and legal abortion access nationwide, Wisconsin specific legislation has made access much harder to receive.

Jan. 22, 2021 • Wisconsin

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Determine Future of Abortion Access

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo, a case about a medically unnecessary abortion restriction designed to make abortion inaccessible. Medical experts including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Medical Association (AMA) agree that hospital admitting privilege requirements have nothing to do with patient health or safety. If the Supreme Court upholds this Louisiana law, abortion could become effectively banned in states across the country, without ever overturning Roe v. Wade. Worst case scenario, if Roe is overturned, Wisconsin has a law on the books that would immediately make abortion a crime.

April 21, 2020 • Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Statement on Spring Election Wins

PPAWI is thrilled to congratulate all of our endorsed candidates including: Judge Jill Karofsky (Wisconsin State Supreme Court), Brett Blomme (Milwaukee County Circuit Court), Rebecca Kiefer (Milwaukee County Circuit Court), JoCasta Zamarripa (Milwaukee Aldermanic Distict 8), Marina Dimitrijevic (Milwaukee Aldermanic District 14), Alex Joers (Dane County Board District 9), Blaire Adkins (Dane County Board District 16), Koby Schellenger (Winnebago County Board District 23), and Angelito Tenorio (West Allis Aldermanic District 1) on their victories tonight. We are confident that Judge Karofsky will bring balance and integrity to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and uphold the law, including when it comes to women’s health.

April 21, 2020

Planned Parenthood Advocates Supports Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Insurance Act

Today, Rep. Sondy Pope and Sen. Janis Ringhand unveiled the Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Insurance Act. If passed, this bill would create a state insurance program to provide paid leave for workers who take time off in order to care for themselves, a new child or a family member with a serious health condition.

Oct. 22, 2019 • Wisconsin

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi’s 2020 Budget Proposal Includes Increased Funding for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Tuesday his 2020 budget proposal would include $200,000 for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) to fund family planning and education services. This is an increase of $50,000 over previous funding levels.

Oct. 2, 2019 • Wisconsin