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July 06, 2013


Walker Signs Restrictive Abortion Bill

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed a bill "requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges, and abortion clinics responded by immediately suing state officials over the measure," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

"The law -- signed Friday by Walker in a private ceremony -- would cut the number of clinics offering abortions in Wisconsin from four to two, and one of the remaining clinics would have to dramatically cut the number of abortions it provides, according to the operators of the clinics."

The Washington Post notes the measure is "part of a wave of abortion limits passed this year by conservative lawmakers and governors, who have approved more than 40 restrictions in statehouses around the country."












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