Action Alert!
Catholic World News

Federal judge blocks implementation of new Wisconsin abortion law

July 10, 2013

A federal judge has blocked implementation of a new Wisconsin law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital.

Judge William Conley granted a 10-day stay on the new law, allowing time for abortion supporters to challenge the hospital-admitting requirement. The judge’s decision did not block a separate provision of the law that requires an ultrasound examination prior to abortions.

Claiming that the requirement for hospital privileges is likely to cause “irreparable harm” to women, the judge wrote in his opinion that Wisconsin lawmakers had “failed to date to demonstrate any benefit to maternal health of imposing this restriction.”


Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: unum - Jul. 10, 2013 6:30 PM ET USA

    It is clear that Judge William Conley (or a member of his family) has never experienced a perforated uterus while undergoing an abortion. If he had, he could demonstrate a "benefit to maternal health of imposing this (admitting privileges) restriction.” I don't think he would want a practitioner like Dr. Kermit Gosnell trying to deal with the injury in an abortion clinic!

  • Posted by: Leferink557202 - Jul. 10, 2013 6:03 PM ET USA

    If someone performing a medical procedure on me does not have hospital admitting privileges, then I probably don't want him or her performing said procedure in the first place! This "justice" has it all wrong. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn, pray for us!