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Did Wisconsin Anti-Choice Lawmakers Accidentally Force Catholic Hospitals to Grant Admitting Privileges to Abortion Clinics?

Two South Dakota bills that would have imposed severe restrictions on abortion procedures as well as penalties on abortion providers, including possible life in prison, will not move forward in the legislature.

The legal battle over Wisconsin’s admitting privileges law may be setting up a new fight involving religious hospitals.

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Legal Wrap: How Can We Hold Our Institutions Accountable?

Complaints against college administrators and private companies show the law is failing to hold our institutions accountable for illegal sex discrimination.

Complaints against college administrators and private companies show the law is failing to hold our institutions accountable for illegal sex discrimination.

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Attorneys for Wisconsin Ask for Delay in Start of Admitting Privileges Trial

A pair of bills that would require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinics where they perform abortions are working their way through the Oklahoma legislature.

If their request is granted, a November trial on the constitutionality of the law would be delayed for months.

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Federal Judge Blocks Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

In a harshly worded opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday that the state’s admitting privileges law is likely unconstitutional.

In a harshly worded opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday that the state’s admitting privileges law is likely unconstitutional.

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Plotting to Kill a Planned Parenthood Doctor

Ralph Lang was arrested in 2011 for plotting to kill a doctor at a Madison Planned Parenthood clinic after his gun went off in a local motel room. When police arrived at the motel, Lang told them that he intended "to lay out abortionists because they are killing babies.”

Ralph Lang was arrested in 2011 for plotting to kill a doctor at a Madison Planned Parenthood clinic after his gun went off in a local motel room. When police arrived at the motel, Lang told them that he intended “to lay out abortionists because they are killing babies.”

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Wisconsin Abortion Providers Apply for Admitting Privileges Despite Likelihood of Rejection

Representatives from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical Services say they are in the process of contacting dozens of hospitals to file for admitting privileges. But the effort isn’t expected to be successful.

Representatives from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical Services say they are in the process of contacting dozens of hospitals to file for admitting privileges. But the effort isn’t expected to be successful.

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Wisconsin to Lose One of Five Abortion Providers Because of Hospital Buy-Out

A hospital buy-out means that Green Bay's only abortion clinic—one of five in the whole state—will no longer be allowed to provide abortion care.

A hospital buy-out means that Green Bay’s only abortion clinic—one of five in the whole state—will no longer be allowed to provide abortion care.

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Why Admitting Privileges Laws Have No Medical Benefit

U.S. District Judge William Conley seems to understand what pro-choice advocates know to be true: The true purpose of the law is not to protect maternal health, but to prevent women from exercising their constitutional right to choose.

The real purpose of Wisconsin’s admitting privileges law—like similar pending legislation in Alabama, Mississippi, and North Dakota—is not to protect maternal health, but to prevent women from exercising their constitutional right to choose an abortion, by making it virtually impossible to do so.

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Wisconsin Democrat Launches Quixotic Effort to Overturn Forced Ultrasound Law

Gov. Pat McCrory said that "costly and drawn out litigation" would not be worth the trouble over the one provision that was struck down, which would have forced all women seeking an abortion to receive and be shown a narrated ultrasound before their procedure.

State Rep. Chris Taylor told a local paper that she knows her effort is likely to fail, but she said it’s necessary to “stand up for women” against “very extreme” legislation.

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Legal Wrap: States Ramp Up Anti-Abortion Activity, Again

A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court's attention last week.

A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court’s attention last week.

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