Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks New Wisconsin Abortion Law
A Wisconsin federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order preventing the state from enforcing a new and restrictive abortion law.
The law, signed by Gov. Scott Walker on Friday, bans doctors from performing abortions if they don’t have admitting privileges to hospitals within 30 minutes of their practice.
U.S. District Judge William Conley granted the hold Monday after the Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin filed suit.
The group alleges the admitting privilege requirement is unconstitutional and treats doctors who perform abortions differently from doctors who perform other types of medical procedures.
“There is a troubling lack of justification for the hospital admitting privileges requirement,” he wrote in his 19-page ruling.