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Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin v. Van Hollen

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin v. Van Hollen

Challenge to a Wisconsin law which requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges. The bill was signed into law on July 5, 2013, and was set to take effect on July 8, 2013. On July 5, 2013, the ACLU, the ACLU of Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. A federal judge issued a temporary injunction on July 8, 2013, to block the admitting privileges portion of the law. The state of Wisconsin appealed that injunction. Current Status: The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s temporary injunction, and the law is enjoined from enforcement pending a trial on the merits which is scheduled for late May 2014. Wisconsin has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for review. (See the law here. See the complaint here. See the district court order here. See the 7th Circuit opinion here. Learn more about the case here.)