(MADISON, Wis.) — Wisconsin abortion providers are criticizing Governor Scott Walker for signing a controversial bill after the Fourth of July holiday. The bill requires women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound of the beforehand, so that they can see the fetus that they would be aborting.
Republican state Senator Mary Lazich, the sponsor of the bill said, “This wasn’t the only bill. I don’t know, there must have been at least maybe a dozen or more that he signed today.” The abortion bill would also require all doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice.
Planned parenthood has already filed a lawsuit challenging the new law.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the bill would cut the number of abortion clinics in the state from four to two and would force one of the remaining two to dramatically limit the number of abortions they provide.
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