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Restricting Healthcare

Upholding Wisconsin’s abortion ban will keep women experiencing miscarriage from getting the care they need.

Embryo Ban

The WI Supreme Court Election Will Decide Access to Life-Saving Care  

Across the country, states are passing laws that ban abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. These strict abortion bans are even going so far as to make the treatment for an active miscarriage illegal. 


This is the case in Wisconsin, where a 174 year old law was reinstated after Roe v. Wade was overturned. The law bans abortions without exceptions for rape or incest and criminalizes nurses and doctors for doing their jobs.  


Wisconsin’s attorney general and governor are contesting the law, and it will go before the Supreme Court in August. Whichever candidate is elected will be a part of the Wisconsin Supreme Court deciding on whether to uphold or overturn the 1849 total abortion ban. 


If the law is upheld, it will force Wisconsin women to carry to term even after being told their pregnancy is nonviable and their baby won’t make it—putting their lives at risk and anyone who decides to help them in trouble with the law.  


Candidates in this race hold very different positions on the issue, and the winner will play a key role in the balance of the court and Wisconsin law for the foreseeable future. 


Dan Kelly is endorsed by Pro-Life Wisconsin, which condemns abortion even in cases of rape, incest, miscarriage, and when the mother’s life is in danger. Wisconsin Right to Life argues that rape and incest victims should carry to term as well.  For years, Kelly has been on their payroll and provided legal counsel to these groups.


Janet Protasiewicz’s election would balance the court. Her endorsements include hundreds of community leaders committed to reproductive rights in Wisconsin, including access to birth control and medically necessary abortion for women experiencing miscarriages.  


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