Wisconsin: Enforcement of Abortion Law Is Delayed

By: New York Times Email
By: New York Times Email

(New York Times)A federal judge on Monday granted a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of a new Wisconsin law that bans doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing abortions. The order, by Judge William Conley of Federal District Court, will remain in place pending a fuller hearing on July 17. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical Services filed a lawsuit Friday. The suit alleged that the requirement would unconstitutionally restrict the availability of abortions in the state, violate the Constitution’s due process guarantee and unconstitutionally treat doctors who perform abortions differently from other doctors. The bill was introduced in the Legislature on June 4, passed nine days later and signed into law Friday by Gov. Scott Walker.

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