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Interests intent on defunding Planned Parenthood defended two bills during a public hearing Wednesday at the State Capitol.

One bill would take federal funds away from the clinic. The second would reduce the state reimbursement to Planned Parenthood for prescriptions it provides, such as contraceptives.

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The fallout continues from undercover videos that showed a California Planned Parenthood employee discussing the sale of fetal tissue. In Madison on Tuesday, state lawmakers held a hearing on legislation that would ban the sale and use of aborted fetal tissue across the state. 

The issue touches on the emotions of both pro-choice and pro-life advocates.

GOP Rep. Andre Jacque authored the bill. It mentions Planned Parenthood numerous times -- although Jacque admits he has no knowledge of the organization selling fetal tissue in Wisconsin.

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Two Republican state lawmakers want to ban the sale of fetal tissue and create rules for its disposal.

The proposal comes on the heels of a controversial hidden camera video that a California group shot. It shows a conversation between a Planned Parenthood medical director in California and people who are, unbeknownst to her, abortion opponents. They pretend they’re interested in purchasing fetal specimens, and discuss prices.

The video outraged abortion opponents, such as Matt Sande, director of legislation for Pro-Life Wisconsin.

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

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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.

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

A state Senate committee on Monday approved new rules for abortion providers. If state leaders adopt the bill, Planned Parenthood says it would close its abortion facility in Appleton.