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Over the past decade, 60% of Wisconsinites on average have supported abortion being legal in all or most cases, according to polls conducted by Marquette Law School since 2012.

In Marquette’s latest poll on the question from September 2022, about 68% of respondents said abortion should be legal in all or most cases. That same poll found 61% opposed the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

In an October poll from Marquette, 83% of respondents said their state should allow abortions in cases of pregnancy caused by rape or incest. Currently, an 1849 law banning abortion except when the mother’s life is at risk is in conflict with an 1985 law allowing abortion until fetal viability, with a pending lawsuit to decide which will prevail. In a September 2022 Spectrum News/Siena College poll, 72% of respondents said the state should replace the 1849 law.


WMTV: MU polls: Wisconsin shows consistent support for abortion

Marquette University Law School Poll: Abortion policy preference for Wisconsinites in Marquette University poll — September 2022

Marquette University Law School Poll: Wisconsites’ views on overturning Roe vs. Wade in Marquette University poll

Wisconsin Public Radio: The legal challenge of Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban is awaiting its day in court. Where does the case stand?

Spectrum News: Poll: Majority of Wisconsinites want a new abortion law

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Jacob Alabab-Moser joined as Wisconsin Watch’s fact checker in September 2022, as part of the effort by The Gigafact Project in partnership with different state-level news outlets to combat misinformation in the 2022 midterm elections. Jacob has several years of experience as a fact checker and research assistant at a variety of organizations, including at The Gigafact Project. He holds a BA from Brown University and is pursuing a MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.