Judge Rules Wisconsin’s Abortion Rule as Unconstitutional

Not surprising. Hopefully this will be appealed.

In his ruling, Conley wrote that the “marginal benefit to women’s health” by requiring hospital admitting privileges “is substantially outweighed by the burden this requirement will have on women’s health outcomes due to restricted access to abortions in Wisconsin.”

“While the court agrees with the State that sometimes it is necessary to reduce access to insure safety, this is decidedly not one of those instances,” Conley wrote. “In particular, the State has failed to meet its burden of demonstrating through credible evidence a link between the admitting privileges requirement and a legitimate health interest.”

I was a bit sickened by this quote…

“We all want to protect patient safety — this law doesn’t do that, as the court recognized,” said Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin CEO Teri Huyck.

Unless, of course, you are a baby. In that case, there is no place less safe than one of their clinics.