Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Will Stop Killing Babies in Abortions

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 24, 2022   |   11:48AM   |   Madison, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Planned Parenthoods will not be aborting unborn babies anymore after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a momentous ruling Friday.

WBAY reports the abortion chain announced earlier this month that it will stop scheduling abortions after Saturday in anticipation that a pre-Roe state law that bans abortions will go back into effect. Now that the ruling has been released, they may have to stop abortions Friday instead.

“We certainly wanted to do our due diligence and not be scheduling appointments when we wouldn’t be able to fulfill them, so as of June 25th we will essentially have a pause on abortion care in Wisconsin, and we’re working with neighboring states who won’t see their abortion access taken away,” said Marianne Radley, of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin.

Once the state abortion ban goes back into effect, thousands of unborn babies’ lives will be spared from abortion every year. In 2020, there were 6,430 abortions in Wisconsin, according to a state health department report.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Friday in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health overturns Roe and allows states to protect unborn babies from abortion again. Wisconsin is one of a number of states — experts predict anywhere between a dozen and 26 — that will ban abortions as a result of the new ruling.

However, pro-abortion Democrat state leaders have vowed to fight back. According to the report:

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, a democrat, has said he would not investigate or prosecute anyone for having an abortion.

Gov. [Tony] Evers told Action 2 News he believes Kaul will take court action to challenge the 1849 law.

Despite their plans, babies will be saved from abortion in Wisconsin.

The 1849 state law protects unborn babies by banning abortions unless the mother’s life is at risk. The law states that “any person, other than the mother, who intentionally destroys the life of an unborn child” may face up to six years in prison. The law was blocked for nearly 50 years because of Roe.

In 1973, the Supreme Court forced states to legalize abortions up to viability and allowed abortions up to birth through Roe v. Wade. Since then, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe,” legal abortions.

On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe through the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, saying the authority to make laws about abortion rests with the states.

“The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority.

Both pro-life and pro-abortion advocates say the ruling will stop abortions in many states. One group estimated 120,000 unborn babies will be spared from abortion in the first year and likely even more in subsequent years.

Meanwhile, pro-life advocates have been working to increase support for pregnant and parenting mothers through pregnancy centers, maternity homes, adoption agencies and other charities that provide assistance to families in need.