Abortion

Anti-Abortion Bills Advance

Nov 7, 2013

A Wisconsin Senate committee approved two bills Thursday, along party lines, that could restrict abortions.

The state Department of Health Services says doctors performed 6,927 abortions in 2012.

The Wisconsin Justice Department is fighting on behalf of a new state abortion rule. It requires providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

A U.S. district judge has blocked a new state law that requires abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges.

A federal judge has told Wisconsin, it cannot enforce a new rule on abortion providers, at least until August 8. The rule requires them to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Marti Mikkelson

Update: A federal judge decided Wednesday, to continue blocking a new Wisconsin abortion rule, at least for the next two weeks. It requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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A judge has placed a hold on one of Wisconsin’s new abortion rules.

A ruling by a U.S. District Judge will temporarily delay implementation of Wisconsin's new abortion law passed last month by the legislature and signed by the Governor.

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill into law that places additional conditions on abortions in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Assembly took action yesterday on separate pieces of legislation regarding women's abortion rights.

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