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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

Reproductive Health Restrictions Advance Over Objections of the Medical Community

Today, Assembly Republicans voted to pass several politically motivated reproductive health restrictions over the strong objections of the medical community. The medical community opposed the series of restrictions because they are a dangerous intrusion in the patient-physician relationship that prevents doctors from providing a patient with the best possible health care and restrict the ability of patients to access the care they need, including preventive family planning services.

Oct. 27, 2021 • Wisconsin

1,274,000 Women of Reproductive Age in Wisconsin Could Lose Access to Legal Abortion if Roe Falls

Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of American and In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda released new research showing that 1,274,000 women of reproductive age in Wisconsin could lose access to abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The report precedes hundreds of events planned across the country and in Wisconsin to Rally for Abortion Justice. According to the Red Alert Report, abortion access is at risk in 26 states including Wisconsin. More than 36 million women, half of the women of reproductive age (18-49) in the United States, are at risk of losing access to abortion.

Oct. 1, 2021 • Wisconsin

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

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