Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Announces Fourth List of Legislative Approvals

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) announced its fourth round of legislative endorsements, consisting of a selection of trustworthy candidates to use their platforms and voices to push for the protection of reproductive rights for all Wisconsin residents. Legislative action in Wisconsin is vital. With the outcome of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the threat of enforcement of Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban forced Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and other providers to suspend abortion services and struck fear into the medical community. Patients are now being referred to neighboring states and confusion over the law is putting people’s lives at risk.

In the absence of federal constitutional protections, the role of the legislature in determining the future of reproductive freedoms in Wisconsin is more critical than ever, and those endorsed are champions in protecting access to freedom. set of reproductive freedoms in Wisconsin.

Statement by Steven Webb, Executive Director, PPAWI

“The PPAWI is delighted to announce our fourth list of legislative approvals. The Wisconsin Republican Party’s position on the issue of bodily autonomy is clear. Legislative Republicans failed to act when Governor Evers called them into a special session to repeal the 1849 criminal abortion ban and have now nominated hardliner Tim Michels as their gubernatorial candidate. He proudly supports Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest and has openly said he would go even further and ban emergency contraception. Our supporters are motivated and ready to go to the polls this fall to support candidates like the one we endorsed today, who will work to restore access to abortion in Wisconsin.

There are two paths to restoring access to abortion in Wisconsin, legislative and judicial. The way to repeal the outdated 1849 criminal abortion ban is through our ballots. Now more than ever, it’s vital to the rights of Wisconsinans to elect pro-choice, pro-people candidates. Personal medical decisions regarding your sexual and reproductive health should be made by you and you alone. The only way to overcome this is together. We must stand up as a community, raise our voices, vote, and fight for the rights of all Wisconsin residents.

The following incumbents are nominees that Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) has selected for its fourth list of legislative endorsements:

Senate
Mark Spreitzer – District 15
Kelly Westlund – District 25
Diane Hesselbein – District 27

Assembly
Renée Gasch – District 2
Sarah Harrison – District 13
Patty Schachtner – District 28
Lea Spicer – District 51
Lori Palmeri – District 54
Stefanie Holt – District 55
Laura Gapske – District 73
LuAnn Bird – District 84
Kristin Conway – District 85

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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. PPAWI engages in legislative and educational activities and strives to elect candidates for office who support these goals.

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