Federal Judge Refuses To Lift Block On New Wisconsin Abortion Law

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 6:11 am

On Wednesday, a federal judge refused to lift his temporary hold on a new Wisconsin law that forces abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

As we reported before, U.S. District Judge William Conley issued his stay last week after a lawsuit had been brought by abortion rights groups.

Republicans who control the Legislature passed a bill setting up the requirement last month without any Democratic support. Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed it into law on July 5.

The law also requires women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion but that mandate remains in effect.

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