Wisconsin | In the News

Wis. Lawmaker Aims To Eliminate State Law Criminalizing Abortion
Wisconsin Sen. Fred Risser (D) is proposing a measure that would eliminate an unenforceable statute criminalizing abortion in the state, WHBL reports (WHBL, 1/22). According to the Wisconsin Radio Network, Risser has issued a notice soliciting co-sponsors for the bill.

Report: Nearly 50 Measures Restricting Repro Health Passed in 2015
States passed about 50 restrictions on reproductive health care in 2015, according to a new report from the Center for Reproductive Rights, The Hill reports.

7th Circuit Affirms Decision Ruling Wis. Admitting Privileges Law Unconstitutional
A three-judge panel for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a lower court ruling that struck down part of a Wisconsin law (Act 37) that would require physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

Wis. Lawmakers Announce Bill To Protect Reproductive Rights
Two Wisconsin lawmakers have announced a bill that would increase access to abortion care and other reproductive health care in the state, Wisconsin Public Radio reports.

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Launches Housing Program for Women Traveling for Abortion Care
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin has launched a pilot program that provides women who are traveling long distances to access abortion services in the state with free housing and food, the Madison Capital Times 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
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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