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Roe v. Wade

Jun 28, 2022

GOP gov hopefuls: Fire DAs who don’t enforce abortion ban

Three Republican gubernatorial hopefuls say they would fire prosecutors who refuse to enforce Wisconsin's 173-year-old ban on abortions in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision reversing Roe vs. Wade.

Jun 27, 2022

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights

The fall of Roe v. Wade shifted the battleground over abortion to courthouses around the country Monday, as abortion foes looked to quickly enact statewide bans and the other side sought to buy more time.

Jun 24, 2022

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

Jun 22, 2022

Republican lawmakers reject abortion ban repeal

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' bid to repeal the battleground state's dormant abortion ban failed Wednesday after Republican lawmakers convened and immediately adjourned a special session without taking any action.

May 25, 2022

Poll: High court approval drops after abortion opinion leak

Public approval of the Supreme Court has fallen following the leak of a draft opinion that would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing abortion rights nationwide, according to a poll.

May 18, 2022

Leaking a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion – 4 things to know about how the high court works

The U.S. Supreme Court is planning to announce a decision that could possibly overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion.

May 13, 2022

What is ‘personhood’? The ethics question that needs a closer look in abortion debates

Controversy over abortion reached a fever pitch on May 2, when the leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion was published by Politico. If the draft's key points are reflected in the final ruling, this would strike down Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision that nearly 50 years ago established the right to choose an abortion.

May 11, 2022

Democrats’ bill would make Roe v. Wade law and expand it

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats' abortion legislation is "very simple," as it would enshrine into federal law the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

May 9, 2022

Anti-abortion office fire investigation ongoing

Police said Monday that they hadn't arrested anyone over a weekend fire and vandalism at the office of a prominent Wisconsin anti-abortion lobbying group.

May 5, 2022

It’s Chief Justice Roberts’ Court, but does he still lead?

John Roberts is heading a Supreme Court in crisis. The chief justice has already ordered an investigation of the leak this week of a draft opinion suggesting the court could be poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case legalizing abortion nationwide.

May 5, 2022

What would it mean to codify Roe into law – and is there any chance of that happening?

Abortion-rights advocates are looking for alternative ways to protect a woman's right to the procedure following the publication of a leaked draft opinion from Justice Samuel Alito indicating that the Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade.

May 5, 2022

EXPLAINER: How could 1849 Wis. abortion law face challenge?

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade would leave the regulation of abortion up to the states — and possibly lead to a legal morass in Wisconsin. The state has had a law banning abortion on its books since 1849, and it has long been presumed that Roe's fall would mean the end of legal abortion in Wisconsin.


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