Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin, Illinois team up to increase abortions
The abortion industry is so determined to help women kill their unborn babies and add trauma to their lives that Planned Parenthood organizations in Wisconsin and Illinois are partnering to increase abortion access.
Abortions in Wisconsin have halted while the courts decide whether the state’s pre-Roe abortion ban stands. Under the law, doctors in Wisconsin can only terminate a pregnancy if the mother’s life is in danger. In Illinois, however, abortion remains legal.
The new partnership provides Wisconsin women with transportation support, gas money, and other financial assistance to cross the border into Illinois to abort their babies.
“We are referring all of our abortion patients out of state for care,” said Tanya Atkinson, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin president and CEO.
“To take all this energy and pour it into luring women across the state line for the sole purpose to kill an unborn baby is reprehensible,” said WFA President Julaine Appling in an interview with Fox News.
“We need to line that whole border down near Illinois with pregnancy care centers right here in Wisconsin so before they cross into Illinois they see a sign that says ‘Pregnant? Looking for help? Help is right here.’ Arrow pointing down. They can walk into the doors of a pregnancy care center where they can find real help and real hope,” Appling said.
To make matters worse, Gov. Evers has vowed to fight Wisconsin’s longstanding abortion ban all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court “and maybe even beyond.” Like many on the left, he has taken an extreme stance on abortion. Hopefully, it backfires in this year’s fall election.
Not only is the left doubling down on abortion, but they are also targeting the centers that actually provide women with the help and resources they need. Numerous crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) have been vandalized or attacked ostensibly by the same radical group that claims to have attacked our office in early May.
Further, politicians such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have unfairly criticized crisis pregnancy centers, stoking the fires of anger and violence on the left. She claims pregnancy care centers need to be shut down because they “fool people who are looking for pregnancy termination.”
In truth, CPCs play a vital role in caring for vulnerable women and fostering a culture of life. They provide prenatal services, post-abortive support, baby clothes, and more—many of them much more. They aim to protect women from the trauma and deep regret that comes from abortion. Some are fully licensed OB-GYN clinics with doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, and medical assistants. These resources often lead women away from abortion and toward life for their baby and a much better life for themselves.
Instead of funding transportation to out-of-state abortion clinics, our Wisconsin leaders should be encouraging women to take advantage of the resources available to them through our incredible pregnancy care centers, which, unlike Planned Parenthood, do not profit from any choice a woman makes.
Hopefully, we see a proliferation of pregnancy care centers in Wisconsin at the border of Illinois. That way we know women will have every opportunity to get real help and real hope.