Republican-run states have done everything they can to legally abolish women's reproductive rights, including reasonable access to abortions. One way to do this is to circumvent their constitutional right to the procedure by shutting down women's health clinics. Wisconsin is one of those states. Others include Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. A federal judge in Wisconsin has put a temporary stop such legislation that severely restricts abortion providers, legislation that GOP Gov. Scott Walker signed into law last July.
Milwaukee women would have to travel about 85 miles one-way to a clinic in Chicago in order to get the health services they need.
But a judge has raised his judicial eyebrows at the extreme demands placed on physicians. Via PostCrescent.com:
A federal judge said Friday he is worried that a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to get hospital admitting privileges is too rigid.
Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services sued the state last summer, arguing the requirement will force AMS’s Milwaukee clinic to close because its doctors can’t get admitting privileges. [...]
Conley noted that the law provided no grace period and gave abortion providers no recourse if they couldn’t get the privileges. He also said it could dampen clinics’ efforts to recruit new providers who would essentially have to come to the clinics with admitting privileges in-hand.
“I remain troubled … with the inflexibility of the law,” he said.
I remain troubled by the GOP and their hypocritical proclamations of outreach efforts to women and minorities.
I remain troubled by the GOP and their hypocritical cries for individual freedom and less government intrusion into our private lives.
I remain troubled by the GOP hypocritical stomping all over our constitutional rights as they bellow about Democrats (specifically President Obama) stomping all over their constitutional rights.
The judge's final ruling won't come for at least six weeks.