Wisconsin— PPWI will hold a virtual press conference at noon today following the devastating Supreme Court decision that has overturned nearly 50 years of precedent and eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, stripping people of the freedom to control their own bodies. Because Wisconsin’s criminal abortion law is still in place, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has suspended abortion services until we receive clarification from a court about whether the law is enforceable.
Statement below on behalf of Tanya Atkinson, President and CEO PPWI
View the video statement HERE.
“The Supreme Court has taken away our constitutional right to abortion. This ruling takes away the freedom to control our bodies and personal health care decisions, giving it to politicians to decide.
Because Wisconsin’s criminal abortion law remains in place, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has temporarily suspended abortion services until we receive clarification from a court about whether the law is enforceable. Know that we are exploring all legal options.
This news is devastating. Deciding if or when to become a parent is one of the most personal, life-changing decisions people make. You deserve the right to control your own body, life, and future. And access the health care that you need.
Although abortion services are not available in Wisconsin for now, Planned Parenthood’s doors across the state are open and we are here to help patients get the care they need. This includes helping patients access safe abortion care where it remains legal, offering travel assistance, and providing appropriate follow-up care when they return home.
Your health — and the health of the community — is our number one priority.
Planned Parenthood stands for care. And we won’t give up. Not now. Not ever.”
For more information about how to access abortion, patient navigation support and financial resources go to ppwi.org.