The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, ending constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for nearly five decades. UWM faculty members can assist reporters covering topics related to the decision. Please contact the UWM Media Services team at if you need help scheduling an interview.

Sara Benesh
Associate professor and chair, political science
College of Letters & Science
Can discuss topics including: Questions about the opinion and how it could affect state laws;  the leak that led to a media report in May about a draft of the decision; public opinion of the court; how deliberations occur; what Chief Justice John Roberts might do to prevent leaks in the future.

Barbara Zabawa
Clinical assistant professor, health informatics & administration
College of Health Sciences
Can discuss topics including: The impact that the decision could have on Wisconsin’s abortion law, which was established in 1849.

Kathleen Dolan
Distinguished professor, political science
College of Letters & Sciences
Can discuss topics including: How the decision might impact this fall’s midterm election and the 2024 presidential campaign.