An unexpected pregnancy can send anyone into a panic. We know how overwhelming it can be, but don’t let fear make any decisions for you! Make sure you get all the facts on abortion in Wisconsin, so you can make an informed and empowered decision! 


In this article, we’re exploring the Wisconsin abortion law and the importance of ultrasounds in your unexpected pregnancy journey!

What are the Abortion Laws in Wisconsin? Is Abortion Legal in Wisconsin?

Currently, abortion in Wisconsin is prohibited after 20 weeks[1]. You are also required to receive an ultrasound prior to abortion in Wisconsin. 

 If you’re considering traveling out of state for an abortion, we strongly recommend receiving an ultrasound first. Keep reading to find out why! 

Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?

You may be wondering why you’d want an ultrasound, especially if you’re thinking about terminating the pregnancy. The answer is that ultrasounds provide the insight needed to make an informed and empowered decision for an unexpected pregnancy! They determine two key things about your pregnancy: viability and gestational age.

What is Pregnancy Viability?

A viable pregnancy means that the pregnancy is progressing properly. For example, at about eleven weeks gestation, the embryo should have a detectable heartbeat[2]. The goal is to rule out a nonviable pregnancy, such as a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy—in either case, abortion isn’t needed.

What is Gestational Age?

How far along am I? Your ultrasound can answer that question! It’s important to know how far along you are (also known as your gestational age), as you can’t take the abortion pill past 10 weeks of pregnancy[2]. If you intend to travel out of state for an abortion, be aware that the surrounding areas may prohibit abortion beyond a certain point in your pregnancy as well. 


Before spending your money only to find out you aren’t eligible for abortion, consider receiving a free ultrasound at Seed of Hope Center! If your ultrasound determines that you’re too far along for abortion, our compassionate client advocates will help you explore all of your pregnancy options, so you can make the best choice for your health and future! 

Free Ultrasounds in West Bend, WI

No matter where you are in your unexpected pregnancy journey, you aren’t alone! Our licensed medical personnel are here to provide the support and vital information needed to make an informed decision.


Don’t wait to get the care you deserve! Give us a call at (262) 338-1205 or schedule your appointment online today. All services are confidential and free of charge!


  1. Wisconsin Pro-Life Laws. Americans United for Life. (2022, November 10). Retrieved from  
  2. Valenti, O., Di Prima, F. A. F., Renda, E., Faraci, M., Hyseni, E., De Domenico, R., Monte, S., & Giorgio, E. (2011, July). Fetal cardiac function during the first trimester of pregnancy. Journal of Prenatal Medicine.  
  3. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (2021, December 16). Mifeprex (Mifepristone). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from