Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
Press Release

Wisconsin Appellate Court Protects Access to Medication Abortion

The court’s decision allows Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to confidently provide safe, non-invasive medication abortion services to women within the first nine weeks of pregnancy without fear of criminal prosecution.

By - Feb 24th, 2016 12:52 pm

MADISON – Today, a state appellate court put to rest any concerns Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) had about Wis. Stat. Sec 235.105 blocking access to safe and legal medication abortion in the state. PPWI’s lawsuit sought clarification of the vague and ambiguous provisions in Wis. Stat. Sec. 235.105, which threatened criminal prosecutions of physicians providing medication abortion services.

“At Planned Parenthood, patient health and safety is always our top priority,” said Teri Huyck, president and CEO of PPWI. “Medical professionals should be trusted to determine the safest and best medical care for their patients – free from government interference.”

The appellate court’s decision allows Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to confidently provide safe, non-invasive medication abortion services to women within the first nine weeks of pregnancy without fear of criminal prosecution. This decision ensures that a woman seeking an abortion will be able to access medication abortion services after meeting the state-required examination and counseling session with a physician and satisfying the mandated 24-hour waiting period.

“As a leading provider of women’s health care in Wisconsin for 80 years, we will continue to provide our patients with high quality health care services – including safe, legal and compassionate abortion care,” said Huyck. “We will fight to make sure people across Wisconsin continue to have access to essential health care services to keep them safe, healthy and strong.”

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is a nonprofit health care provider caring for 60,000 patients annually at 22 health centers. 97 percent of Planned Parenthood’s care is preventive health services including well woman exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, HIV screening, and STD treatment.

Mentioned in This Press Release

People:

Recent Press Releases by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Announces Opening of New Health Center in Milwaukee

PPWI is improving and developing a previously vacant manufacturing site in Milwaukee’s Harbor District.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Issues Letter to Speaker Paul Ryan

In the letter, PPWI President and CEO Tanya Atkinson underscores the important health care Planned Parenthood provides.

Milwaukee Stands with Planned Parenthood

The gathering comes the day before the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid reimbursements.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *