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Protesters outside the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison in May 2022 Associated Press/Photo by Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin Planned Parenthoods to resume abortions

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin released a video on social media Thursday confirming that two offices in Milwaukee and Madison will resume abortions on Monday. The company stopped performing abortions when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, reactivating an 1849 state law protecting children from abortion. The Wisconsin Family Action group stated it is “vehemently opposed” to the decision and said Wisconsin children and mothers “deserve better than abortion.” WFA reminded the public that while Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has contested the 1849 law, it remains in effect while legal proceedings are still ongoing.

What does the law say? Wisconsin’s 1849 law states that if an unborn child dies in the womb from someone attacking the mother, that person would be charged with first-degree manslaughter. The law also declares that if anyone uses medicine or medical tools to kill an unborn child, he or she would be charged with second-degree manslaughter unless the mother’s life was at stake. A Madison judge over the summer issued a ruling stating that the law probably did not apply to modern-day elective abortion. But the judge has not made a final ruling on the law.

Dig deeper: Read Daniel Suhr’s column in WORLD Opinions about an election loss for Wisconsin pro-lifers.

Christina Grube

Christina Grube is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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