Planned Parenthood


David Michael Miller

​Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign legislation billed as “defunding” Planned Parenthood. But state action alone is not enough to strip the group of the federal Title X family planning dollars it has received for decades. more

Feb 4, 2016 5:00 AM News

Legislature defunds agency, despite the many services it provides. Who's next on the chopping block? more

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM , Cartoons


Lauren Justice

Health care providers at Planned Parenthood clinics are faced with a two-pronged attack: Threats of violence from anti-abortion extremists, and a legislative assault from conservative politicians. more

Dec 9, 2015 11:59 PM News

Jonathan Eig, author of “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution,” gets a case of “disturbing” deja vu when he hears about conservative attacks on Planned Parenthood. more

Oct 8, 2015 4:15 PM News


David Michael Miller

​Republicans have seized on a deceptively edited video to defund the family planning services provider. more

Aug 7, 2015 9:00 AM Opinion

The governor has said he doesn’t care whether the Legislature sends him a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with exceptions for rape or incest. more

Jun 5, 2015 3:01 PM Citizen Dave


Phil Ejercito

Dane County Supv. Heidi Wegleitner, who has had difficult pregnancies, says the governor’s comments demonstrate a lack of empathy and understanding. more

May 28, 2015 10:35 PM News


Allie Johnson

The Marquette Law School poll released on Oct. 1 reaffirmed the existence of a large gender gap between the two candidates in Wisconsin's race for governor, with 54% of likely women voters supporting Democrat Mary Burke and 40% supporting Republican more

Oct 3, 2014 5:42 PM News

In light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Madison will no longer enforce its buffer zone law that restricts protests within 100 feet of an entrance to a health clinic. more

Jul 2, 2014 1:26 AM News


Megan Chua

When Wendi Kent got pregnant at age 13, she turned to Planned Parenthood for prenatal care. But after a few months, she scraped together some money to go to another clinic so she could avoid the harassment she faced outside Planned Parenthood... more

Feb 12, 2014 5:43 AM News


Rory Linnane/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Despite an overall decline in abortions by Wisconsin women in 2012, the number of surgical abortions rose by 8% last year -- the first increase since the state started tracking abortion methods in 1998, records show. more

Sep 2, 2013 5:01 AM News

This was no ordinary debate in the Wisconsin Legislature. more

Jun 14, 2013 3:11 PM News


Sharon Vanorny

Chris Taylor had never planned on running for office. She loved her job as public policy director with Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. And she had a new baby and a four-year-old at home. Getting into electoral politics was the last thing on her mind more

May 23, 2013 2:00 PM People

Wisconsin Right to Life worked hard to eliminate state funding for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin in the last biennial budget. So the group was delighted at the news this week that four Planned Parenthood family planning clinics... more

Feb 20, 2013 8:23 PM News

One afternoon last March, two young women paid a visit to the Women's Care Center on Orin Road. Located just across the street from a Planned Parenthood clinic, the Women's Care Center is a crisis pregnancy center, designed to offer women... more

Jan 31, 2013 3:00 PM News

Hundreds of people came out in the freezing rain to pack the Majestic Theatre last Sunday night for Planned Parenthood's celebration of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The program, which Planned Parenthood invited me to emcee... more

Jan 31, 2013 3:00 PM Opinion

Ever since Gov. Scott Walker's so-called jobs session in the state Legislature devolved into a prolonged attack on Planned Parenthood -- closing clinics, eliminating funding for routine cancer screenings and making felons of abortion doctors... more

May 3, 2012 2:00 PM Opinion

After weeks of campaigning by the GOP presidential candidates, competing to show who could take the hardest line against Planned Parenthood, a bomb went off at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton Sunday... more

Apr 5, 2012 2:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments


Judith Davidoff

When she was 19 years old, RaeAnna Edwards of Baraboo went to a Planned Parenthood clinic for a checkup. A college student in Minnesota at the time, she had health care coverage through the state... more

Mar 13, 2012 10:04 PM News

Planned Parenthood had some initial reservations about endorsing Kathleen Vinehout when she ran for state Senate in 2006. After all, the farmer and former college professor from Alma even acknowledged that she was a board member of Democrats for Life more

Feb 9, 2012 3:00 PM News