Wisconsin Abortion

Wisconsin cannot require abortion providers to obtain hospital admitting privileges, according to U.S. District Judge William Conley.

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Gov. Walker issued an "Open Letter on Life", saying he would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, and expects the Legislature to hand him such a bill.

The law would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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Wisconsin's state senators voted along party lines Wednesday morning, to advance a bill requiring women seeking abortions to first undergo an ultrasound. Republicans voted in favor, Democrats against.

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.