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Wisconsin | In the News

Wis. Will No Longer Enforce State Contraceptive Coverage Requirements for Companies With Religious Objections
In light of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Wisconsin officials will no longer enforce a state law that requires insurers to cover prescribed contraceptives for companies that have religious objections to such medications, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Judge Clarifies Wis. Medication Abortion Law
A Wisconsin judge on Thursday ruled that a state law restricting medication abortion does not require a physician to be present when a woman ingests the drugs, the AP/Washington Times reports.

Mass. Moves To Protect Clinics After Supreme Court Ruling; Other Municipalities Weigh 'Buffer Zone' Laws
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Wednesday said he aims to have a bill on his desk by the end of July to bolster abortion clinic security in a manner consistent with the Supreme Court's recent ruling striking down the state's "buffer zone" law, the AP/Miami Herald reports.

Supreme Court Will Not Intervene in Wis. Admitting Privileges Case
The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request to consider a Wisconsin law (SB 206) that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, Reuters/Huffington Post 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 which 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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