Posted BY: Katherine Hamilton
Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin will stop performing abortions after June 25, as the nation awaits a decision from the Supreme Court that could overrule Roe v. Wade, ABC affiliate WISN reported.
If the Supreme Court nullifies its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which ruled that abortion is a right protected by the U.S. Constitution, Wisconsin’s 1849 law prohibiting abortion will go back into effect. The law only allows abortion if the woman’s life is at risk. In response, Planned Parenthood is suspending appointments and directing facilities out of state, according to the report.
“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.