Stories tagged: "reproductive 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.

(Photo via Fiona Hatch)
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. 

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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.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., center left, and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., hold an event to mark 100 days of the Republican majority in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2023. At far right is Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn. In a speech Monday at the New York Stock Exchange, the Republican leader accused President Joe Biden of refusing to engage in budget-cutting negotiations to prevent a debt crisis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House GOP’s First 100 Days: Few Results, Lots of Unpopular Ideas

House Republicans have spent their first 100 days in power discussing plans to cut social programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and food assistance and conducting half-baked and conspiracy-fueled investigations.

Graphic by Desiree Tapia; photo courtesy of Anna Igler
‘I Had No Good Option’: Wisconsin Mom Urges Voting In Supreme Court Race To Restore Reproductive Rights

Anna Igler was excited to have a daughter, but devastating fetal abnormalities led her to have an abortion at 25 weeks. Now, Igler is speaking out about the importance of voting in the April 4 Wisconsin Supreme Court election in order to restore reproductive freedom and potentially overturn the state’s 1849 abortion ban.

Abortion rights supporters rally at the Bigger Than Roe National Mobilization March in the rotunda of the Capital in Madison, on January 22, 2022. (Photo by Sara Stathas for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
What Life Was Like When Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban Was Passed

Should women in Wisconsin have their reproductive freedom dictated by a law that was passed 174 years ago, when life was almost completely unrecognizable to those of us living today?