WINDY CITY TIMES
||Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to resume abortions after ruling
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Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) announced that it will resume abortion-care services Monday, Sept. 18, after a judge ruled in July that an old state law that appeared to ban the procedure does not apply to abortions, NBC News noted.
In 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion. The move caused a Wisconsin law enacted in 1849 that bans abortions in almost all cases to be enforced.
Planned Parenthood was seeking to resume abortion care months after liberals gained control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court for the first time in 15 years following Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz's victory over conservative (and former state Supreme Court Justice) Dan Kelly.
In a statement Windy City Times received from Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL), President and CEO Jennifer Welch said, "More access to care benefits everyone. We are thrilled Wisconsin patients have a choice and are not forced to flee their state for health care and clinicians can provide care in their home state. We are proud to serve patients from Wisconsin and look forward to continuing our partnership in a meaningful way. Our doors are open as we continue to fight for everyone to have access to reproductive and gender-affirming health care."
The statement also noted that "since Roe v. Wade was overturned, PPIL saw a 600% increase in patients from Wisconsin. Starting in July 2022, PPWI and PPIL shared a unique partnership where PPWI clinicians traveled to the PPIL Waukegan health center to provide care."
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