Planned Parenthood site in Wisconsin SUSPENDS abortion services in state and turns away patients as ‘trigger’ law banning terminations is activated by bombshell SCOTUS’ Roe v Wade ruling
- Wisconsin immediately halts abortions on Friday following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade
- The state’s 173-year-old ban on abortion was re-enforced following the 6-3 Supreme Court vote
- Planned Parenthood is forced to ‘temporarily suspend abortions’ for 70 women with abortion appointments on Friday
The 6-3 vote by the Supreme Court, resulted in the Democrat-led state’s 173-year-old ban on abortion to be re-enacted – prompting an immediate pause on the procedure.
A Planned Parenthood facility in Wisconsin had to immediately turn away patients waiting to receive an abortion when the Supreme Court ruling was released, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin President Tanya Atkinson told PBS Wisconsin.
‘It was traumatic for some people,’ Atkinson said while recalling the moments after the clinic was told to suspend abortion services for 70 women.
Wisconsin Planned Parenthoods were ordered to halt abortions on Friday, following the overturn of the 1973 abortion law, Roe v. Wade
Multiple states enacted abortion bans following the Supreme Court vote. The abortion bans will become law in 30 days.
‘To not be able to access this care that they had contemplated and decided that they needed for their health or their future,’ she added.
Despite the ban, Planned Parenthood plans on helping women find out-of-state abortion services, Atkinson said.
The state-wide abortion ban enforced in 1849 made the procedure illegal unless it’s necessary to save the life of a mother.
The law is heavily supported by Republican lawmakers in the state despite Democratic Gov. Tony Ever’s strong opposition.
‘I will never stop fighting to make sure that every single Wisconsinite has the right to consult their family, their faith, and their doctor to make the reproductive healthcare decision right for them, and without interference from politicians or members of the Supreme Court who don’t know anything about their life circumstances, values, or responsibilities,’ Ever’s said in a statement.
Ever’s called a special session with state lawmakers on Wednesday in attempt to repeal the ban, but his efforts failed.
Democrat Gov. Tony Ever’s attempted to repeal the 1849 Wisconsin abortion law days before the Roe v. Wade ruling, but failed
Ever’s expressed his concerns of the abortion law overturn on Twitter. The governor insisted that he ‘will never stop fighting’ for the rights of the people
The Democrat-governed state of Michigan also immediately banned abortions along side 17 other states.
Prior to Roe v. Wade decision, thirteen of the states prepared triggers laws which would ban abortions if the law was overturned.
The states include: Arkansas; Idaho; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; Missouri; North Dakota; Oklahoma; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah and Wyoming.
Five other states – including Wisconsin, Michigan, Alabama, Arizona, and West Virginia – banned abortions, after historic laws replaced by the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling became re-enforced.
Abortion bans in those states are set to become law in 30 days.
Eight other states are also expected to create anti-abortion laws, including Florida, Indiana, Montana and Nebraska. Georgia, Iowa and South Carolina are all seeking to ban abortions after the six-week mark.