7th Circ. Questions Intent Behind Wis. Abortion Law

Law360, Chicago (December 3, 2013, 2:27 PM EST) -- The state of Wisconsin on Tuesday urged the Seventh Circuit to remove an injunction blocking a law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, meeting resistance from skeptical judges who questioned whether patient safety was really the impetus behind the law.

The law, known as Act 47, has been criticized by abortion rights supporters as a ploy to limit women’s access to abortions. In July, Planned Parenthood convinced a federal judge to block the law pending a trial on the merits, prompting...
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