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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

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

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Thanks Gov. Evers for Standing up for Women’s Health

Governor Tony Evers today vetoed a package of anti-women’s health bills aimed at misinforming the public about abortion care.

June 21, 2019

Senate Republicans Choose Politics Over Health Care

Today, Senate Republicans chose to prioritize spreading misinformation and scoring political points over spending time on substantive legislation when they passed four bills targeting women’s health.

June 11, 2019 • Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Announces New Executive Director

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) today announced that Mike Murray has taken the helm as the organization’s executive director. PPAWI is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and works towards enacting policies to advance health care access and support healthy women, families and communities.

June 11, 2019 • 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