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UPDATE: Fed court upholds injunction on Wisconsin abortion law

UPDATE:  Fed court upholds injunction on Wisconsin abortion law

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A federal appeals court panel has upheld an injunction blocking Wisconsin's new law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges from taking effect.

Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services filed a federal lawsuit this summer alleging the law would force the organizations to close clinics in Appleton and Milwaukee because the facilities' providers lack admitting privileges. U.S. District Judge William Conley has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law while he weighs the case.

State attorneys asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to lift the injunction. A three-judge panel ruled unanimously Friday that the injunction can continue.

Judge Richard Posner wrote the clinics face greater harm than the state if the injunction is lifted, the law goes into effect and Conley then strikes it down.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's contentious new law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Republicans who wrote the law say it's designed to ensure continuity of care. But Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services filed a federal lawsuit alleging the law would force the organizations to close two clinics in Appleton and Milwaukee because providers at both facilities lack admitting privileges.

U.S. District Judge William Conley issued a preliminary injunction in August blocking the law from taking effect. State attorneys have asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to lift the injunction.

The court is expected to hear oral arguments Tuesday morning.

 

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