A Planned Parenthood clinic closed in Wisconsin on Thursday due to state budget cuts that prevent government money from going to the women’s health clinics.
The Milwaukee Healthy Beginnings Project had been funded through a federal grant as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy Start Initiative, which aims to reduce the nation’s infant mortality rate, in part through funding community-based programs.
The decision is the third from a federal appeals court to find state level marriage bans unconstitutional, as Judge Richard Posner calls out marriage equality opponents for using “unsupported conjecture” in legal arguments.
As the race for governor heats up ahead of the November election, incumbent Gov. Scott Walker has consistently aligned himself with the Republican Party and against the clear front-runner among Democratic primary candidates, Mary Burke, on issues like Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the economy.
Reproductive rights advocates and pro-choice politicians in the state argue that Wisconsin Republicans are misunderstanding and incorrectly applying the Hobby Lobby ruling.
The ruling clarifies that doctors do not need to be present for patients taking the second of a two-dose regime for a medication abortion.
On Monday, the Roberts Court denied a request by attorneys for the state to let a requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital go into effect.
The one-line order denying review means a suburban Milwaukee school district can’t have graduation ceremonies at a non-denominational evangelical Christian church.
An unusual suggestion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have significant implications for trials over admitting privileges requirements in Alabama and Wisconsin—it could be the difference between one court upholding the requirement and the other striking it.
Five years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the threats to providers continue.