Federal judge extends-- for 3rd time-- hold on WI law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges

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So many GOP-run states trying to eliminate women's privacy and reproductive rights, so little time: WI GOP lawmakers pursuing change to state constitution to give fetuses a right to life.

And then there was Rachel Maddow's astute and eye-opening segment: Bye-bye women’s rights: “If you live where the Republican party is in control now, right now, this is your life.”

Of course, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed an abortion bill requiring women to undergo unnecessary ultrasounds.

Hey GOP, how’s that reachy-outy, makeovery, reinventiony thing workin’ for ya?

So much for "small government."

For the third time, a federal judge is highlighting the failure of the Republican party to rebrand itself. Via JSOnline:

Madison A federal judge Wednesday extended for another week a hold on a state law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges.

This is the third time U.S. District Judge William Conley has temporarily blocked the law from going into effect. He now has placed it on hold until Aug. 8, or until he decides whether to issue a preliminary injunction that would be in place for a longer period.

Conley said he expected to rule on the injunction by the end of the week. If approved, that injunction would likely remain in effect until at least November, when Conley will preside over a trial on the constitutionality of the requirement for doctors who perform abortions.

The law in question "requires doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform the procedure. It also requires women seeking abortions to get ultrasounds, but that provision has not been challenged in court and has gone into effect."

So Wisconsin women... you ready for a change yet?

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  • paullwolborsky

    Well, at least we know in Wisconsin, Cheese the Boss.