Federal appeals court rules Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional

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December 1, 2015

Chris Schwalbe, a member of Holy Family Parish in Fond du Lac, Wis., holds a "Defund PP" poster during a late August protest outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Grand Chute, Wis. The abortion facility announced in early October that it was suspending abortion services for six months. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass) See PLANNEDPARENTHOOD-WISCONSIN Oct. 28, 2015.

Chris Schwalbe, a member of Holy Family Parish in Fond du Lac, Wis., holds a “Defund PP” poster during a late August protest outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Grand Chute, Wis. The abortion facility announced in early October that it was suspending abortion services for six months. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass)

CHICAGO (CNS) — A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that Wisconsin’s abortion law requiring abortion clinic doctors to have hospital admitting privileges was unconstitutional.

In a 2-1 decision Nov. 23, the 7th Circuit in Chicago said the provision of the 2013 law endangered the health of women.

The decision for the majority, written by Judge Richard Posner, said the medical benefit of the requirement was “nonexistent” and “cannot be taken seriously as a measure to improve women’s health.”

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