Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wisconsin Appeals Ruling Striking Admitting Privileges Law

Wisconsin’s attorney general has filed the legal papers necessary to appeal a decision striking down a state law that holds abortion clinics accountable for women’s health and safety and could result in closing abortion facilities that can’t comply with basic standards legitimate medical centers follow.

In 2013, Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 206 (Sonya’s Law) into law. This important new law requires that women seeking abortions in Wisconsin be given the opportunity to see their unborn children through ultrasound.

The bill also required abortion clinics to follow the same health and safety standards as legitimate medical clinics, whereby their doctors have admitting privileges at a local hospital. This ensures women injured by botched abortions receive the fastest medical care and attention.

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