U.S. Supreme court rejects Wisconsin’s appeal in abortion case

NEW YORK CITY SEPTEMBER 29 2015: Activists & directors of Planned Parenthood NYC gathered in Foley Square with NYC first lady Chirlane McCray and elected representatives to demonstrate support. Hand-lettered sign

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from Wisconsin over a law seeking to place restrictions on abortions, meaning the state’s admitting privileges requirement will not be enforced.

The court rejected appeals on Tuesday from Wisconsin and Mississippi over laws that would require that abortion providers have admitting privileges to a hospital near their clinic.

The court ruled in a 5-3 decision released Monday that a similar 2013 Texas law places an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to end a pregnancy.

The Texas law required all abortions be performed in strictly-regulated surgical centers, with standards including sizes of rooms and doorways and staffing levels, and required that all doctors maintain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. It resulted in the closure of several abortion providers throughout the state.

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