Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to Suspend Abortion Appointments After June 25

With an abortion ban looming, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is increasing the number of abortion appointments available until June 25. After that, appointments will be canceled and patients will be sent to out-of-state clinics. According to WISN, the goal of this step is to ensure that people seeking abortion treatment are not disrupted while the country awaits a Supreme Court ruling.

A leaked draft ruling from the Supreme Court in May claimed that the court will overturn Roe v. Wade, a 1973 landmark judgment that legalized abortion nationwide. If that happens, Wisconsin’s anti-abortion law from 1849 will take effect immediately. This legislation prohibits abortion in all circumstances. Abortion would be permitted only if the woman’s life was in jeopardy.

President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Tanya Atkinson stated, “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.”

Those who oppose abortion are also waiting with bated breath. Pro-Life Wisconsin tweeted, “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.”

The Supreme Court is scheduled to make a final ruling this month.

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