Abortion

Sen. Tammy Baldwin speaks to news conference 2016

U.S. Senate Democrats urge ‘bold action’ by Biden on abortion rights

BY: - June 27, 2022

Most of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate have signed on to a letter to President Joe Biden pressing him to “take immediate action” to protect abortion rights, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Friday ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.  The one-page letter, led by Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington […]

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Pro- and anti-abortion rights protesters clashed outside the Capitol in Madison on the day Roe v. Wade was overturned | Photo by Rose Cooper

Bad news Wisconsin women: The state Legislature is now in charge of your body

BY: - June 27, 2022

Knowing it was coming did not make it any less of a kick in the gut. On Friday the highest court in the land officially revoked women’s status as full people.  The Court made history, as Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan wrote in their scathing dissent, “rescinding an individual right in its […]

A Planned Parenthood Clinic in downtown Milwaukee. (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

Doctor says her patients who live in poverty will be hardest hit by high court abortion ruling

BY: - June 27, 2022

On Milwaukee’s North Side, Dr. Stephanie Findley operates a clinic that serves uninsured and under-insured residents of the community, many of them people of color. Her patients, she says,  will be among those most drastically affected by Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and stripping away the federally recognized right to abortion. […]

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AROUND THE U.S.: Leaders react, mobilize in states in wake of Supreme Court decision

BY: - June 27, 2022

Reaction was swift across the U.S. Friday as the U.S. Supreme Court erased almost 50 years of abortion law. Here is look at reports from states as reported by independent newsrooms affiliated with States Newsroom: COLORADO: Colorado abortion rights advocates face new, post-Roe reality In a landmark opinion handed down Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court brought an […]

President Joe Biden delivers remarks the East Room of the White House.

Voters ‘have the final word’ in protecting abortion rights, Biden says

BY: - June 24, 2022

President Joe Biden on Friday called for Congress to pass laws protecting abortion rights and for voters to elect pro-rights candidates on “a sad day for the country” after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion. Biden pledged to fight for policies that protect abortion access, including interstate travel and access to federally approved […]

Wisconsin Democrats hold a press conference ahead of Gov. Evers' special session on June 22 to repeal the state's 1849 felony abortion ban | Photo by Luther Wu

Wisconsin leaders react to Supreme Court decision eliminating abortion rights

BY: - June 24, 2022

Wisconsin politicians reacted swiftly to the news on Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court had overturned the precedent set by Roe v. Wade, which had established a federally protected right to abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy.  Republicans, who earlier this week refused to take up Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ call to repeal Wisconsin’s […]

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UPDATED U.S. Supreme Court overturns right to abortion in landmark decision

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right.  The decision by five of the Court’s nine justices will allow each state to set its own abortion laws, leading to a patchwork of access throughout the country. The result is expected to […]

Access to abortion for members of the military expanded in Pentagon spending bill

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are pushing to increase access to abortion for members of the military, concerned a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could end the constitutional right will harm troops.  The U.S. House’s annual funding bill for the Defense Department would require the Pentagon to provide leave to troops and civilian employees seeking […]

Sen. Minority Leader Janet Bewley at the podium in the Assembly chamber surrounded by (left to right) Rep. Francesca Hong, Dr. Eliza Bennett and Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer. Democrats called a press conference on the day Gov. Tony Evers' called a special session to take up repealing Wisconsin's 1849 abortion ban. Republicans gaveled in and out of the session without taking action | Photo by Luther Wu

Republicans leave Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban in place

BY: - June 23, 2022

Republican leaders of the Senate and Assembly gaveled in and out of a special session called by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in less than 30 seconds Wednesday afternoon, rejecting the governor’s call to discuss repealing Wisconsin’s 173-year-old abortion ban, which does not include exceptions for cases of rape or incest. Anticipating that the Republicans would […]

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Medical training programs teach abortion procedures. What happens if abortion is outlawed?

BY: - June 13, 2022

The likely end of federal abortion rights won’t just make it more difficult for women to get an abortion. It’s also almost certain to make it more difficult to train medical professionals on abortion procedures — a skill that doctors and others who take care of women’s health consider essential. The prospect raises “a huge […]

Gov. Tony Evers addresses the crowd at a prochoice rally at the Capitol on May 14, 2022 | Photo by Luther Wu

Evers calls special session to repeal abortion ban

BY: - June 8, 2022

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order on Wednesday calling a special session of the Legislature to repeal a state law from 1849 that makes abortion a crime.  The law, which remains on the books, effectively bans abortion in all circumstances but rape or incest. If, as expected, the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe […]

People attend a "Fight4Her" pro-choice rally in front of the White House at Lafayette Square on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. A coalition of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood and Population Connection Action Fund gathered to demand the end of the 'Global Gag Rule'. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Abortion care on wheels

BY: - June 7, 2022

As the nation braces for a decision that could come any day from the U.S. Supreme Court ending federally protected abortion rights — and making abortion a crime from the earliest stages of pregnancy in some states — women’s health care advocates have been thinking outside the box about ways to protect abortion access. Here’s […]