Might be pregnant? Are you thinking of abortion? Need help?
We’re here for you. If you think you may be pregnant, if you think abortion is the only way out, we can help, and it’s fast and free. Use the link below to find a Wisconsin pregnancy help center near you based on your zip code. Everything will be kept confidential.
First Hand Accounts
“When I was 14 years old I was sexually assaulted by my 18-year-old boyfriend. I lived in an abusive house and was scared to tell anyone what had happened, but two months after the attack I thought that I was pregnant. At 14 years old I didn’t know what to do with my situation so I went to one of my older friends…”
“…I became pregnant at the age of 17. I was not married or in any long term relationship. I was not sure of my options or if I had any. I didn’t tell anyone because I didn’t know who to tell. When I told who I thought the father was, he blew me off telling me that my pregnancy did not fit into his plans and neither did he have any money to help me…”
Wisconsin By The Numbers
- Wisconsin’s abortion ratio, the number of abortions per 100 live births, is 10. The national termination ratio is 21.
- Over 138,058 Wisconsin children have been saved from abortion, cumulatively, since Wisconsin began requiring the reporting of abortion.
- 1.1 million abortions are performed each year in the United States. The all time high of 1.6 million terminations was recorded in 1990.
- The national abortion rate is 16.5 per 1,000 women of childbearing age.
- 2,900 babies die from such procedures each day in the United States. That’s one every 30 seconds.
What You Need to Know, Quick
- Abortion is the direct killing of a baby in a mother’s womb by ripping the baby apart, dismembering the baby, injecting a lethal substance into the baby or other similar means.
- The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal in all 50 states.
- This procedure is legal in all 50 states for any reason for the full nine months of pregnancy.
- Only one abortion procedure – partial-birth abortion – is prohibited in the United States.
- Over 55 million legal abortions have been performed in the United States since 1973.
- Over 3,300 unborn babies die in the United States every day due to this procedure. In Wisconsin, 19 abortion deaths occur each day.
Roe V. Wade
The Landmark Case
1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Decisions Legalized Abortion in the U.S. for the Full Nine Months of Pregnancy
Prior to 1967, abortion was prohibited in all 50 states except when the mother’s life was in danger. Between 1967 and 1973, 18 states added further exceptions, mostly to allow abortion in cases of rape and incest, or for certain limited medical reasons, or on demand (New York).
In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered two decisions, Roe v. Wade 1 and Doe v. Bolton 2 which, taken together, have allowed legal abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy in all 50 states.