Stories tagged: "abortion rights"

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Doctors to Resume Abortion Care in Wisconsin, but the Fight for Reproductive Freedom Goes On

Planned Parenthood is resuming services at two clinics after a judge interpreted an 1849 law as not being an abortion ban.

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Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Now Has a Liberal Majority. But What Will That Mean For You?

There are three key cases that could soon be decided by the new, liberal-controlled state Supreme Court, with fallout that could have significant consequences for Wisconsinites. 

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
WI Attorney General Josh Kaul Asks Judge to Formally Rule an 1849 Law Is Not About Abortion

The new motion says no further oral arguments are needed for the court to make a final judgment that the 19th century law is about feticide and does not criminalize abortion.

Abortion Wisconsin
Judge: ‘No Such Thing as an 1849 Abortion Ban,’ Allows Lawsuit to Continue

A Dane County judge’s order indicates the 19th century statue is preempted by state laws written while Roe v. Wade was in effect and that a lawsuit against the state’s 1849 abortion ban may proceed.

Abortion rights protest outside the US Supreme Court
Legal Arguments Begin This Week in the Challenge to Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban

At Issue: Is a 174-year old law really in effect right now, or is Wisconsin actually governed by a 1985 law that protects abortion rights to around 24 weeks? Until the courts decide, women’s healthcare is in a dangerous and legally-murky area.

FILE - Three members of the Women's March group protest in support of access to abortion medication outside the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 in Amarillo, Texas. Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Texas judge who sparked a legal firestorm with an unprecedented ruling halting approval of the nation's most common method of abortion, Friday, April 7, 2023, is a former attorney for a religious liberty legal group with a long history pushing conservative causes. (AP Photo/David Erickson)
What the Latest Abortion Pill Ruling Means for You

The 5th Circuit’s ruling maintains mifepristone’s availability for now, but severely limits access in ways that could harm patients seeking abortion care.

US Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Sen. Tammy Baldwin Running for a Third Term in 2024

Wisconsin’s Democratic senator cites her record of fighting for women’s healthcare rights and working families in her announcement.