U.S. Supreme Court refuses to give way for wisconsin law that would have placed restrictions on clinics that perform abortions.
From La Crosse Tribune:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from Wisconsin of a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state’s law placing restrictions on abortion providers.
The justices’ decision to refuse to hear appeals from Wisconsin and Mississippi comes a day after the nation’s highest court struck down a Texas law with similar restrictions, requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel in a statement said the decision was “not surprising” given the court’s Monday ruling on the Texas law. Schimel said the earlier ruling from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Wisconsin’s restrictions stands.
Schimel filed an amicus brief in the Texas case in support of the restrictions. And on Monday, Schimel said the Supreme Court ruling “is disappointing and undermines the respect due to policy- makers.
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