WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:05 pm

North Dakota's abortion ban blocked by a federal judge. Is the Texas law next?

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby DCB » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:49 pm

I can't find the quote, but I'm pretty sure Walker was asked about abortion a year or two ago, and he said something like "voters don't ask about that".

Did he really say that? somebody help me out.

I thought it meant "our administration isn't going to do anything". I guess it meant "we're just not going to publicize our extremist agenda".

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby jman111 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:05 pm

this?
AMY GOODMAN: On choice, on abortion, with Paul Ryan being the vice-presidential candidate, do you share his views?

GOV. SCOTT WALKER: That’s a ridiculous question, because nobody I talk to in Wisconsin or anywhere else across the country talks about that. (...)

AMY GOODMAN: You’re saying women’s reproductive rights is a ridiculous question?

GOV. SCOTT WALKER: It is, because you—the women I talk to in my state never talk about that issue. (...)


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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby DCB » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:08 pm

That's it!
the issue that the media obsesses with, it’s not an issue that voters talk about.

And so you just assume the voters will be fine with your extremist agenda, Governor?

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:50 am

A doctor on the credentials committee for a Catholic hospital falsely testifies in federal court that religious hospitals would admit doctors who performs abortion.

A doctor who filed an affidavit in support of Wisconsin's new abortion regulations provided a federal court with inaccurate information on how difficult it would be for doctors who perform abortions to obtain the hospital admitting privileges required by the law.
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The law's opponents say the doctors are likely to be denied privileges because of the religious affiliations of many Wisconsin hospitals and because some institutions require doctors with privileges to bring in a certain number of patients per year or live nearby. They argue that the privileges requirement amounts to unfair discrimination, as doctors performing other outpatient services with higher hospitalization rates are not being required to have such privileges.

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:04 pm

Federal Judge Conley said it needs to go to trial and the law is still on hold.

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:42 am

Wisconsin AG Van Hollen is asking the Federal Appellate Court to end the injunction. But he is also warning hospitals about denying admitting privileges.

Van Hollen says hospitals can't deny admitting privileges to abortion doctors: Akbar Ahmed of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes: "According to experts on federal law, if doctors can prove they were not granted privileges specifically because they perform the procedure, the hospital systems — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Columbia St. Mary's Health System and Hospital Sisters Health System — could lose federal dollars in the form of research and public health grants."

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby FJD » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:39 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Wisconsin AG Van Hollen is asking the Federal Appellate Court to end the injunction. But he is also warning hospitals about denying admitting privileges.

Van Hollen says hospitals can't deny admitting privileges to abortion doctors: Akbar Ahmed of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes: "According to experts on federal law, if doctors can prove they were not granted privileges specifically because they perform the procedure, the hospital systems — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Columbia St. Mary's Health System and Hospital Sisters Health System — could lose federal dollars in the form of research and public health grants."


More importantly he's saying the law should be reinstated because of the federal law.

Proving that they were denied because they performed abortions shouldn't be hard, several of the hospitals in question have been quoted saying just that in the last two weeks. Of course the hospitals could just chose to forgo federal funding. Or challenge the legality of the federal requirement. Which would be my guess as to the next step they take. Can't imagine Van Hollen would use that arguement to get the law reinstated if there wasn't some sort of plan to get around the federal requirement.

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby Detritus » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:12 am

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Henry Vilas wrote:Wisconsin AG Van Hollen is asking the Federal Appellate Court to end the injunction. But he is also warning hospitals about denying admitting privileges.

Van Hollen says hospitals can't deny admitting privileges to abortion doctors: Akbar Ahmed of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes: "According to experts on federal law, if doctors can prove they were not granted privileges specifically because they perform the procedure, the hospital systems — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Columbia St. Mary's Health System and Hospital Sisters Health System — could lose federal dollars in the form of research and public health grants."


More importantly he's saying the law should be reinstated because of the federal law.

Proving that they were denied because they performed abortions shouldn't be hard, several of the hospitals in question have been quoted saying just that in the last two weeks. Of course the hospitals could just chose to forgo federal funding. Or challenge the legality of the federal requirement. Which would be my guess as to the next step they take. Can't imagine Van Hollen would use that arguement to get the law reinstated if there wasn't some sort of plan to get around the federal requirement.

Presumably, the logic is this: hospitals can't deny admitting privileges to doctors simply because they perform abortions, because this would violate Federal law. Therefore, the state requirement that physicians practicing at abortion clinics have admitting privileges will not lead to doctors being denied admitting privileges. Therefore, that state requirement doesn't constitute an undue burden on women seeking an abortion, and is constitutional.

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:49 pm

While this federal court decision was about the Texas law restricted women's medical choices, it will matter to Wisconsin if upheld upon appeals.

The lawsuit specifically targets requirements under the new law that doctors obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, and usage controls on RU486 -- the so-called "morning after" pill.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel struck down both provisions, handing abortion-rights groups a clear win.

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:05 pm

While the GOP controlled Wisconnsin Legislature has put off introducing new legislation restricted abortions during this session, they are attempting to fund anti-abortion groups.

Two weeks ago the Assembly voted to create the "Choose Life" plates, with the money raised going to a corporation newly formed by anti-abortion groups.

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby DCB » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:10 pm

As noted above, Walker keeps saying he's not focused on 'social issues' (abortion). But he doesn't mind signing abortion restriction bills.

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:22 pm

Federal court upholds injunction blocking Wisconsin abortion law

A federal appeals court panel Friday upheld an injunction delaying Wisconsin's new law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, writing state attorneys failed to show implementing the law quickly would protect women's health.

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:17 am

Judge says no to N.C. ultrasound abortion law

A North Carolina law that made women who wanted an abortion get an ultrasound, and then have the image described to them, is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday.

"The Supreme Court has never held that a state has the power to compel a health care provider to speak, in his or her own voice, the state's ideological message in favor of carrying a pregnancy to term and this court declines to do so today," U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles said in her ruling.


While this ruling applies to a North Carolina law, the rationale behind it should also apply to Wisconsin.

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Re: WI Right To Life Proposed Abortion Restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:30 am

Pro-Life Wisconsin says if you buy Girl Scout cookies, you are supporting abortion. Really.


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