Wisconsin officials appeal abortion law injunction Endia Vereen at 12:12 PM ET
[JURIST] The Wisconsin Department of Justice on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's injunction [JURIST report] blocking a new law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals within 30 miles of their clinics [WP report] and administer a mandatory ultrasound before a woman receives an abortion. DOJ attorneys filed the notice of appeal with the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website]. They argue that the law [text, PDF] is designed to ensure continuity of care. Opponents of the law, including Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical Services, allege that the law would force the organizations to close two clinics in Appleton and Milwaukee because providers at both facilities lack admitting privileges.
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