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Pro-Life Groups Respond to WI Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Planned Parenthood’s Lawsuit: “There is no right to abortion in the Wisconsin Constitution”

by | Jul 3, 2024

On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court announced they had reached a decision to hear an original action brought forward by Planned Parenthood to “find” a right to abortion in the Wisconsin state constitution. The court also denied the motion of all three pro-life groups, Wisconsin Right to Life, Wisconsin Family Action, and Pro-Life Wisconsin to intervene in this case. They are being represented by The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) and the Thomas More Society.

There is no right to abortion in the Wisconsin Constitution, and it is the role of Wisconsin’s elected representatives to create policy on abortion – not the courts. All three pro-life organizations have been working for years to offer alternatives to abortion and help Wisconsin women make life-affirming decisions.

In response, Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life stated, “This is a sad day in Wisconsin, as abortion proponents have shown once and for all they do not care about protecting the most vulnerable, preborn children, and instead are seeking to enshrine abortion access on demand throughout pregnancy. This would leave our state with no protection for preborn children. Every Wisconsinite should be troubled by this blatant weaponization of the court system to enshrine death on demand.”

Daniel Degner, Interim President of Wisconsin Family Action stated, “It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court’s majority will not allow pro-life voices to have our day in court on behalf of the unborn and the tens of thousands of pro-life Wisconsin citizens.  The Court has allowed progressive interests to intervene in other cases already this term signaling an unbalanced scale. We have significant concerns the Court’s intention is to create an extreme abortion policy instead of the decision going through its proper channel of “we the people” through our elected representatives. We will be a voice for the voiceless in an amicus brief.”

Dan Miller, State Director at Pro-Life Wisconsin stated, “Every Wisconsin citizen who enjoys their God given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness should be alarmed and livid,” said Dan Miller, Pro-Life Wisconsin State Director. “This brazen power grab by the Court to codify abortion as a fundamental right in our state constitution, thus overturning all state laws restricting abortion, will result in tens of thousands of dead babies and wounded mothers for years to come. This is Roe all over again!”

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