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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 Right to Life Claims Anti-Choice Legislation Supported by ‘Tons’ of Unnamed Doctors

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According to the anti-choice action group, “tons of doctors” approve of the new anti-choice bills mandating how physicians interact with patients. But national and state physicians’ groups are not on board.

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Wisconsin State Senate Likely to Vote on Bill With TRAP Provision Tuesday

AB 252 would require fetal remains to be handled through "burial, interment, entombment, cremation, incineration, or delivery to a medical or dental school anatomy department as an anatomical gift." But the bill's sponsor says telling patients about this process would place an "undue burden" on them.

If SB 208, or “Sonya’s Law,” is passed, the bill’s TRAP provision is likely to close the only abortion provider in northern Wisconsin.

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