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Federal judge blocks portions of Wisconsin's new abortion law

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A judge has reportedly blocked Wisconsin from enforcing anti-abortion rules that Gov. Scott Walker signed into law last week.

U.S. District Judge William Conley granted a temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood, which argued the law treats abortion providers differently than other doctors, CNN reported.


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Planned Parenthood did not challenge a section of the law that requires women to have an ultrasound before the abortion, but says the state cannot ban doctors from providing abortions simply because they don’t have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 minutes of their practice, CNN said.

Judge Conley will hold a fuller hearing on the issue July 17, when the restraining runs out, The Associated Press.

The bill in question was introduced June 4 and passed in nine days, the AP said.

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