Wisconsin

Wisconsin | In the News

Women in Midwestern states increasingly travel to Ill. for abortion care
Women living in Midwestern states increasingly are traveling to Illinois to access abortion care, driven by antiabortion-rights laws in their home states, Crain's Chicago Business/Modern Healthcare reports.

Texas abortion providers evaluate reopening after SCOTUS ruling; decision could be used to strike down TRAP laws elsewhere
Texas providers who are interested in reopening facilities that closed under the law are determining how to proceed in light of the Supreme Court's ruling, which struck down contested provisions of Texas' omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2), the New York Times reports.

Women increasingly travel out-of-state to access abortion care
Amid a surge of antiabortion-rights laws and clinic closures in the "abortion desert" between Florida and New Mexico and up into the Midwest, women increasingly are forced to travel to other states to access abortion care, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Obama administration warns states that Medicaid cuts to abortion providers could violate federal law
In a letter sent Tuesday, the Obama administration warned officials in every state that efforts to cut abortion providers out of Medicaid could violate federal law, the Washington Post reports.

CQ Magazine examines conservative states' attempts to defund abortion providers
Conservative states are employing several different strategies to block abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, from receiving public funding, CQ Magazine 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. Schimel (formerly 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.

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.

Wisconsin | More Information

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