Florida Governor Scott signs bill requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges and cutting off all funding to abortion clinics

By Dave Andrusko On Friday, Florida’s pro-life Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law which made the Sunshine state the latest to require abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital at the same time HB 1411 cut off state funding for services at clinics that provide abortions. Planned Parenthood called the latter …

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Judge permanently strikes down Alabama’s admitting privileges law

By Dave Andrusko While unpleasant (and incorrectly decided), the decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson falls into the category of tidying up pro-abortion business. In a 53-page decision, Judge Thompson permanently struck down a part of Alabama’s Women’s Health and Safety Act that required abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. …

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Wisconsin AG will appeal decision striking down state’s admitting privileges law

By Dave Andrusko WUMW, Milwaukee’s public radio station, reported this morning that, as expected, Attorney General Brad Schimel will file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court by today’s deadline asking the justices to review a state law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital in case of emergencies. As NRL News …

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Oklahoma’s largest abortion “provider” appeals decision abortionists must have admitting privileges

By Dave Andrusko On February 11, Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews upheld the state’s 2014 law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Last Thursday The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to overturn Senate Bill 1848 which the CRR says is “designed to shut …

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Supreme Court temporarily stops Louisiana from enforcing law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges

By Dave Andrusko In a brief order, the Supreme Court Friday temporarily stopped Louisiana from enforcing its law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. The unsigned order came two days after the justices heard oral arguments in a case from Texas that raised that issue (Woman’s Health v. …

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5th Circuit Ruling Allows Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law To Take Effect

NEW ORLEANS – A unanimous three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today issued an emergency stay of the district court’s opinion that struck down the state’s law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic. The panel accepted all of the state’s arguments–that …

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Judge Stops State’s Enforcement of HB 388

Editor’s note. The following update comes from Louisiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Last week, seven months after a six-day trial that included testimony from both the plaintiffs of the abortion industry and the defendants from the state of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals, U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued his ruling regarding …

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Wisconsin Right to Life Praises AG for filing brief in support of admitting privileges requirement

By Dave Andrusko It is now the turn of supporters of the Texas law to be heard March 2 by the Supreme Court, to send ‘friend of the court’ briefs to the justices. As we reported Monday and Wednesday. NRLC has filed a brief which carefully laid out why the justices should reject a challenge …

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A withering dissent demonstrates why an admitting-privilege requirement is sound law

By Dave Andrusko Last week NRL News Today wrote about a split 7th Circuit Court of Appeals panel decision that overturned Wisconsin’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic. I’d like to revisit the 2-1 decision for two important reasons. Such a requirement is part …

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Split appeals court panel strikes Wisconsin law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospital

AG will ask Supreme Court to review decision By Dave Andrusko Had you been in attendance when a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments October 1, the one thing for sure you knew was that Judge Richard Posner would lambast Wisconsin’s law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges …

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Wisconsin RTL commends state AG for defending admitting privileges law

Editor’s note. Last week NRL News Today posted on the very difficult time a three-judge appeals court panel gave the office of Wisconsin’s attorney general. The state was defending Act 37 struck down in March by U .S. District Judge William Conley. The following comes from Wisconsin Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. “Wisconsin Right …

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Skeptical panel hears defense of Wisconsin law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospital

By Dave Andrusko I was not there in Chicago, so I will have to go by media accounts of what a three-judge panel did to Assistant Attorney General Brian Keenan. Keenan was defending Wisconsin’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic. It was evidently not …

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