Planned Parenthood’s $20M voter turnout initiative coming to Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood this week announced a $20 million ground game initiative for the midterm elections, targeting 10 states including Wisconsin. It’s the largest ground game ever organized by the organization. > Roll Call

Groups plan ad buys, Wisconsin rallies to stop Trump’s extremist Supreme Court nominee

The Alliance for Justice Action Campaign announced it has launched its first five-figure digital ad campaign urging the defeat of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Meanwhile, a host of organizations that advocate for women’s reproductive rights have scheduled three major rallies in Wisconsin on July 31. > Wisconsin Gazette

Though Kelda Roys’ claim that abortion is a crime in Wisconsin misleads, here is what’s true

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe vs. Wade recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion in 1973, abortion has been legal in the United States. That includes Wisconsin. And yet, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys has a point about what’s on the books in Wisconsin state law. > PolitiFact Wisconsin

SCOTUS changes are focusing the lens on Wisconsin’s strict abortion ban

President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the high court is energizing abortion rights advocates across the country. Even more so, perhaps, because it comes as midterm elections are in full swing. Here in Wisconsin, the reality of the state’s abortion ban is adding fuel to the fire. > Isthmus

Special election candidate André Jacque an enemy to women’s health care

U.S. Rep. André Jacque has been the most strident anti-choice activist in the Assembly, having pushed legislation that would have seriously jeopardized health-care access for Wisconsin women — including outlawing common forms of birth control. He is running against Democrat Caleb Frostman in Tuesday’s special election for the 42nd State Senate District. > Urban Milwaukee

Walker signals little appetite for ‘fetal heartbeat’ six-week abortion ban


Gov. Scott Walker declined Tuesday to voice support for Wisconsin to enact its version of a new Iowa law that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, typically about six weeks into a pregnancy. “I think our laws protecting life in this state are very strong,” Walker told reporters in Madison. > Wisconsin State Journal