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Monday on Lake Effect: Wisconsin's 1849 abortion law, Midterm Election abortion impact, disparate affect of rescinding reproductive rights

Today on Lake Effect, we learn about Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion law, look at how it could impact access to life-saving medical care and how it could be enforced. Then, explore how the state of politics in Wisconsin and the upcoming Midterm Elections will play a role in the future of abortion law. We look at how people of color may be disproportionately affected by the decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Plus, learn about the invasive spongy moth and what it could mean for our treescape.


  • Barbara Zabawa, lawyer and clinical assistant professor at UW-Milwaukee for the College of Health Sciences
  • Paul Nolette, politics professor at Marquette University
  • Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll
  • Sarah Noble, former executive director of the Reproductive Justice Collective
  • PJ Liesch, extension entomologist and director of the Insect Diagnostic Lab at UW-Madison