Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:45 a.m. CDT
MADISON, Wis (MetroSource-WSAU) – Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling may doom Wisconsin’s similar abortion law. The court has decided not to hear similar cases from Wisconsin and Mississippi.
A spokesman for Governor Walker told the Wisconsin State Journal on Monday that the ruling means it would be hard for the Wisconsin law – which also required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals — to be upheld in court. The Justices ruled the Texas law is unconstitutional because the statute infringes on a woman’s right to an abortion.
Wisconsin’s law was immediately blocked by a federal judge days after it was signed in 2013. An appeals court also agreed to keep the law from taking effect. If the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Wisconsin’s appeal, the lower court’s injunction would become permanent.
A lawyer for Planned Parenthood, Lester Pines, tells the Wisconsin State Journal, “Wisconsin’s restrictions are dead… the [U.S. Supreme Court] ruling means Wisconsin’s admitting privileges are unconstitutional and never be enforced.”