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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s doors are open: Abortion is legal today, but our legislature must act now

Wisconsin — In response to media reports that the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) reminded people that: Abortion is still legal in Wisconsin and the doors to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin are open. The draft ruling is a wake-up call that the Court may soon formally announce its intention to end the constitutional right to abortion, which could allow Wisconsin’s criminal abortion law to come into effect. , 172 years old, prohibiting abortion at any stage of pregnancy without exception. for rape, incest or the health of the woman. The Wisconsin Legislature can act today to repeal this dangerous and outdated law to protect safe and legal access to abortion.

Statement by Tanya Atkinson, President of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin

“Deciding if or when to become a parent is one of the most personal and impactful decisions people will make, which is why the news leaking from the Court is so devastating.

Criminalizing abortion in Wisconsin for 1.3 million women of childbearing age is not the future we want for ourselves, our friends, our families, or our communities. Most of us can agree that decisions about our health care, including pregnancy, are personal. Every pregnancy and every situation is different. Everyone should have the freedom and power to control their own body and life.

Now that we know the Supreme Court intends to strike down Roe, there’s no time to waste. The criminalization of abortion in Wisconsin is not the future we want for ourselves, our friends, our families, or our communities.

We have a choice to support a different vision for Wisconsin’s future, which is also supported by the vast majority of Wisconsinans. And we’re almost there. The Governor and nearly all Democrats in the Legislative Assembly support the repeal of this law because they believe everyone should have the freedom and power to control their own bodies and lives.

Call your legislator today to urge them to repeal Wisconsin’s criminal abortion law today.

The power of who has the power to make decisions for you and who can control your future is in the hands of our state legislators. Together, we can protect people’s ability to make their own health care decisions and access the health care they need.