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Wisconsin | In the News

7th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in Wis. Admitting Privileges Case
A three-judge panel for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday heard oral arguments in a case challenging a Wisconsin admitting privileges law (Act 37), with the presiding judge expressing doubts about the law's constitutionality, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Wis. Assembly Passes Bill To Remove Federal Funding From Planned Parenthood
The Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday voted 60-35 to pass a bill (AB 310) that would remove $3.5 million in federal funding to Planned Parenthood, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Wis. Conservative Lawmakers Prepare Antiabortion-Rights Bills
Conservative lawmakers in Wisconsin are preparing to move several bills in the fall legislative season that target Planned Parenthood, including two measures aimed at restricting funding for the organization, the AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Wis. Lawmakers Advance Bill Banning Fetal Tissue Research
The Wisconsin Assembly's Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday voted 7-4 to approve a bill (AB 305) that would ban fetal tissue research in the state, the AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Featured Blogs
"Is Defunding Planned Parenthood Against The Law? These States Better Watch Out," (Barbato, Bustle, 8/13); "Alabama, Jane Doe, and the Dangers of Fetus-First Laws," (Mason Pieklo, RH Reality Check, 8/12).

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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
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.

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