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Topic - William Henry Conley
A federal judge told a Milwaukee abortion doctor Thursday to renew his efforts to obtain hospital admitting privileges, hinting that it could resolve a lawsuit alleging a Wisconsin law requiring such privileges is unconstitutional.
A woman who says she needed emergency surgery following an abortion testified in federal court Wednesday that she felt abandoned, underscoring state attorneys' arguments that a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers get hospital admitting privileges would ensure better care.
Abortion providers tried to persuade a federal judge Tuesday to strike down a Wisconsin law that requires them to have hospital admitting privileges, arguing the mandate is unnecessary, creates nearly insurmountable bureaucratic hurdles and could lead to risky delays for women seeking the procedures.
He also noted she has become an activist against abortion, has told her story to the state Legislature and the state's consultant on the case recruited her to testify.
He asserted she was really hospitalized for a urinary tract infection.