Skip to comments.(Federal) Judge delays enforcement of Wisconsin abortion law
Posted on 07/08/2013 4:52:51 PM PDT by Jean S
Groups sought temporary restraining order pending action in lawsuit filed by abortion providers
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In a 19-page opinion issued Monday evening, U.S. District Judge William M. Conley cited a "troubling lack of justification" for the law and said he would stay enforcement of the admissions provision until July 18, a day after a more deliberate courtroom hearing scheduled for next week.
"There will almost certainly be irreparable harm to those women who will be foreclosed from having an abortion in the next week either because of the undue burden of travel or the late stage of pregnancy, as well as facing increasing health risks caused by delay," the judge wrote. "Since the state has failed to date to demonstrate any benefit to maternal health of imposing this restriction, there is no meaningful counterweight recognized by the United States Supreme Court to justify the act's immediate enforcement."
Conley's ruling does not affect a separate provision of the new law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.
Abortion clinics filed the lawsuit in federal court in Madison on Friday immediately after Gov. Scott Walker privately signed the law, which went into effect Monday. The measure is expected to cut the number of clinics offering abortions in Wisconsin from four to two, and cause one of the remaining clinics to sharply cut the number of abortions it provides, according to the operators of the clinics.
Without Conley's action, one clinic would have had to cancel 30 abortions or related appointments, with additional cancellations also needed at the other two clinics, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Monday.
Good news for women... Obama and state Democrats have assured any women delivering during this period, that they can still get an abortion, post birth. /s
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly libs can shop a judge who will immediately issue a restraining order under some ridiculously vague reason (”lack of justification”?).
>> Judge: “There will almost certainly be irreparable harm to...”
What is “harm”?
That reminds me.. Has 0bama rescinded his illegal recess appointments to the NLRB, per the two federal judges who ruled his action unconstitutional? Waiting..
Judges can now rule on justification for a law?
That is ridiculous
Is it permissible via our constitution
That is their only concern
If justification is grounds then damn.....all legislation is suspect
it was deaed. if it wasn’t they’d have screamed about republicans stifling debate.
it’s just their m-f commie lib tactics. they can’t handle it when the don’t get their way.
When will the dictatorship be over?
Obviously no justification for thinking that a doctor who does dangerous operations should have hospital admitting privileges. Just mean-spirited bigotry. Why, it's every bit as ridiculous as imagining that children need mothers and fathers. Those with such un-PC viewpoints should be aborted immediately.
Federal judge stays Wisconsin abortion amendment from going int effect.
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“Judges can now rule on justification for a law?”
Sure, this turd in a black robe was nominated by FUBO!
Six years of Clinton judges (including SCOTUS judges Breyer and Ginsburg) and soon six years of Obama judges (already SCOTUS judges Kagan and Sotomeyer). So whaddya expect?
Conley was nominated by 0bama.
You are operating under the false delusion that Obama is beholden to the law and judicial rulings.
Please citizen, get yourself to a re-education camp before for it's too late. Your life and the lives of your loved ones may depend on it.
The judiciary is half filled with crooked judges. No surprise to me.
What is harm?Exactly! These women are being tricked, blindly falling for the devil's lies. THEIR harm will come later when they can no longer live with their murderous deed.
The stated objective of the Commies/Union Goons& other leftists in WI when Walker won the election in 2010 was to make the state ungovernable.
EVERY major bill is going through the same crap, I have been surprised that CCW didn’t. They file in Dane Co. with a far left nut case judge and get a favorable ruling, then try to get the appeal in Dane Co. Then eventually the high court in WI strikes rules in our favor. This delays the laws our guys pass for 2 or more years since the Dane Co judges put on injunctions.
This is not too far off from what happened in DC in 2000; the objective of the left was to make the nation ungovernable. When 9/11 happened Bush still did not have his cabinet in place. This MAY have allowed 9/11 to have happened. We will never know.
These leftists are just plain evil. The care ONLY about their own power.
So the Republicans seek to upgrade the standards of an abortion clinic to the minimum standards required for surgery and this is ‘anti-woman’?
The Left Judiciary has forty years of experience at easily slapping aside any threat to abortion on demand. And the morally and constitutionally-disarmed Republican “pro-life” industry just keeps marching straight into their guns, white flags streaming in the evil winds.
Can we get that same ruling on Obamacare?
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