Today, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) announced its second round of legislative endorsements, consisting of a selection of incumbents trusted to utilize their platforms and voices to push for the protection of reproductive rights for all Wisconsinites. Now more than ever, legislative action in Wisconsin is vital.
With the result of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn. Roe v. Wade, the threat of enforcement of Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban has forced Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and other providers to suspend abortion services and created fear in the medical community. Patients are now being referred to neighboring states and confusion about the law is putting people’s lives at risk. With no Federal Constitutional protections, the role of the legislature in determining the future of reproductive freedoms in Wisconsin is more critical than ever, and those being endorsed are champions for protecting access to the full scope of reproductive freedoms in Wisconsin.
Statement from Steven Webb, Director of Organizing at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
“Now more than ever, it is important to mobilize and educate our communities on pro-choice candidates running for office this election cycle. The thread in which reproductive rights in Wisconsin have been hanging by has officially been cut. Centering the priorities of the people continues to be of the utmost importance. The future of reproductive rights isnow in the hands of state legislators.”
The following incumbents are candidates that Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) has selected for its second slate of legislative endorsements:
Sue Conley – District 44
Steve Doyle – District 94
Dora Drake – District 11
Jodi Emerson – District 91
Francesca Hong – District 76
Katrina Shankland – District 71
Kristina Shelton – District 90
Shelia Stubbs – District 77
Lisa Subeck – District 78
Don Vruwink – District 33