Planned Parenthood says that it will force its Appleton and Green Bay, Wisconsin clinics to close, and this will lead to long waiting lists in Milwaukee. The Appleton abortion mill will shut down Monday, and the Green Bay mill will close August 1.
The move comes after Gov. Scott Walker signed Act 37 into law — requiring women undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion. Pro-
choice abortion groups in Wisconsin say they’re fighting the law with everything they have, while pro-life groups say the law will allow women to be better informed when deciding whether to go through with an abortion.
Act 37 states abortion providers must give women a description of the ultrasound images, including the dimensions of the unborn child, as well as any external features and internal organs that are visible on the image.
Both Planned Parenthood and the ACLU of Wisconsin have filed lawsuits hoping the courts will find that Act 37 violates a woman’s constitutional rights under Roe v. Wade. Wisconsin Right to Life says it is confident the bill will be upheld.
- Planned Parenthood to close Appleton clinic after Act 37 signing (fox6now.com)
- Judge blocks new Wisconsin abortion law (foxnews.com)
- Judge to rule by Tuesday whether to halt Wisconsin abortion law (jsonline.com)
- Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Will Sue to Stop Women From Seeing Ultrasound (standupforthetruth.com)