FAQ's - Reproductive Rights
Commonly asked questions regarding reproductive rights and access in WI
What does this mean for Wisconsin and the people who live there?
The overturning of Roe v. Wade that immediately made abortion illegal in Wisconsin is an attack on our community. In 2019, 28% of Wisconsin abortions were provided to Black women. However, abortions remain legal and accessible in surrounding states like Illinois and Minnesota. Urban Triage and organizations we are partnering with are working to gather resources for transportation and funding for those seeking access to a safe abortion. Click (here) to learn more.
Is birth control still accessible?
It’s unclear whether or not certain forms of birth control will be outlawed. In Wisconsin, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has said he does not want to outlaw condoms or birth control but is open to the idea of restricting emergency contraception. Vos said he supports passing legislation that would create new exceptions to the state ban for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.
Who should I contact if I need an abortion?
Since you’re here, click this link for resources we offer. Reaching out to women’s reproductive clinics in states like Illinois or Minnesota would be beneficial as well. Places like Planned Parenthood or www.prochoice.org could also lead you in the right direction. (Link) Ensure reliable transportation here: (link)
How will I feel afterwards if I choose to get an abortion?
Research shows people who are denied abortions are more likely to experience higher levels of anxiety, lower life satisfaction, and lower self-esteem compared with those who are able to obtain abortions. In a landmark study across 21 states, those who were allowed to obtain an abortion were no more likely to report negative emotions, mental health symptoms, or suicidal thoughts than women who were denied an abortion. Learn more about what you can do (here).
How much will a procedure cost?
There are a variety of options available for a safe and free abortion. In states where abortion is still legal and accessible, clinics do offer free abortion procedures. We are also working towards free transportation services to these clinics. Click (here) for more.
Will getting an abortion affect my future reproductive health or pregnancies?
According to Mayo Clinic, both procedure for an abortion have very low risks and limited impact on future pregnancies, as long as it is done under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Always be sure to consult with your doctor personally. Click (here) for more information.