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Wisconsin | In the News

Wisconsin Antiabortion-Rights Laws Send Women Across State Lines for Abortion Care
Women in Wisconsin seeking an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy are going to Illinois, Michigan or Minnesota "[a]lmost as standard practice," given the myriad abortion restrictions enacted in the state, Minneapolis City Pages reports.

Wis. Governor Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Monday signed a bill (Act 56) that bans abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, Politico reports.

Wis. Assembly Sends 20-Week Abortion Ban to Governor
The Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday voted 61-34 to approve a bill (S 179) that would ban abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, Reuters reports.

NY Times Op-Ed: N.C. Ultrasound Law Has 'Finally Died,' But Other States 'Aren't So Lucky'
A North Carolina law (SL 2011-405) that required physicians to perform an ultrasound on a woman before an abortion and show and describe the image to her, even against her wishes, "finally died Monday morning when the Supreme Court declined to consider the federal appeals court ruling that struck it down," columnist Jesse Wegman writes in an opinion piece in the New York Times' "Taking Note."

Wis. Senate Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban
The Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday in a 19-14 vote passed legislation (S 179) banning abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, Reuters/Duluth News Tribune reports.

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Wisconsin | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Wisconsin.

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.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin v. Van Hollen
Federal court challenge to a Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges.

Beltran v. Loenish
Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus filed on behalf of a pregnant woman who was detained in state custody under a law giving the state jurisdiction over fertilized eggs, embryos, fetuses, and pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy in cases in which the pregnant woman habitually used alcohol or controlled substances.

Wisconsin | More Information

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