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Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin v. Van Hollen

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin v. Van Hollen

Challenge to a Wisconsin law that imposes restrictions on the use of mifepristone for medication abortion, including requiring several in-person visits with a physician. The case was filed in U.S. District Court in December 2012. The parties reached a settlement agreement but the federal court refused to approve the deal on jurisdictional grounds. In February 2013, Planned Parenthood filed the case in state court. The state court issued a temporary injunction and scheduled a hearing date for March 2014. Final Outcome: The state court agreed with the parties and ruled that a provider must be present when a patient is provided the drugs for a medication abortion but the provider does not need to be present when the patient ingests the pills. (See the law here.)