Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Applauds Abortion Access Protection Act

'The Abortion Access Protection Act is an important step to safeguard abortion care in Wisconsin.'

By - Jun 4th, 2019 10:45 am

MADISON – Today, Representative Lisa Subeck and Senator Fred Risser introduced the Abortion Access Protection Act. The bill would repeal an outdated Wisconsin law that bans abortion at any stage of pregnancy. The law is currently unenforceable under Roe v. Wade.

Statement from Mel Barnes, Legal and Policy Director at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin:

“The Abortion Access Protection Act is an important step to safeguard abortion care in Wisconsin. This bill removes an outdated law on Wisconsin’s books that would automatically make abortion at any point in pregnancy a crime if Roe v. Wade were overturned. With the wave of abortion bans we’ve seen pass in other states, the threat to abortion access is real. Now is the time to protect safe, legal abortion in Wisconsin.

“The bans we see passing in states like Georgia, Ohio and Alabama aren’t a coincidence. They’re part of a coordinated effort to ban all abortion. By passing these unconstitutional laws, politicians in these states are trying to prompt a challenge to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“That’s why the Abortion Access Protection Act is so vital. It would repeal Wisconsin’s law that criminalizes abortion care. Abortion is health care, and we believe everyone should have access to the health care they need. Supporting the Abortion Access Protection Act is one way our state lawmakers can step up to make this a reality.”

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. PPAWI engages in legislative and educational activity and works to elect candidates to office that support these goals.

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