With the recent revelations of the supreme court taking another look at abortion if the Supreme Court were to nullify it 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which ruled that abortion is a right protected by the U.S. Constitution, Wisconsin’s 1849 law prohibiting abortion would go back into effect.
The law which only allows abortions if the woman’s life is at risk is in stark contrast with the majority of planned parenthoods abortion for any reason type of policy. In response to this planned parenthood will be stopping abortions after June 25 as they wait for the supreme court to make a decision.
“We’re looking at all our legal options that are available. We also have to look at the landscape of who is making decisions in Wisconsin, and what we want is to ensure abortion access in Wisconsin forever,” said Tanya Atkinson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
Politico published a leaked draft opinion in May related to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case centered around Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and the most significant challenge to Roe v. Wade in decades. The leaked draft indicates the court could overturn its Roe v. Wade decision declaring abortion a protected right under the United States Constitution.
The Court is expected to release its official ruling this month. Should the justices stick with the ruling in the leaked draft, decisions about abortion will be turned back over to states. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) has asked Democrats in the state legislature to repeal Wisconsin’s pre-Roe law. The state’s Democrat attorney general also said he would not enforce the state’s pro-life law if the Supreme Court overturns its 1973 decision, Townhall reported:
Pro-life advocates are cheering the change and hoping the supreme court will overturn a decision that has “ushered in abortion on demand” and has led to the deaths of “over 62 million children.”
Wisconsin will soon join South Dakota in ending abortions, as Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) announced that abortions “have stopped.” This came on the heels of news of a clinic in the state performing its final abortion:
The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision ushered in abortion on demand which has led to the deaths of over 62 million children. It's time our U.S. Supreme Court undo this wrong. Please pray with us for Roe v. Wade to be overturned soon and very soon. #ProLife pic.twitter.com/j4CfRUUDx6— Pro-Life Wisconsin (@ProLifeWI) June 17, 2022
Many abortion advocates upset at the idea of saving babies lives have attacked and vandalized pro-life pregnancy clinics across the nation. In some instances they have even firebombed pro-life pregnancy centers and even threatened acts of domestic terrorism saying its “open season” on pro-life clinics.
Early Sunday morning, a leftist group attacked WFA’s office in Madison, throwing two Molotov cocktails into the office, after breaking windows, and then proceeded to light a fire. The arsonists posted graffiti that read, “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.” pic.twitter.com/H1csPzv5Kz— ✰✰Wisconsin Family Action✰✰ (@WIFamilyAction) May 9, 2022