MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The state Justice Department plans to appeal the blocking of Wisconsin’s latest abortion restriction, to try and get the law to take effect before a trial in November.
The state filed a notice-of-appeal Tuesday morning with the Seventh Circuit U.S. Appellate Court in Chicago.
The Justice Department wants the court to require abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges until the trial on the measure is finished.
The state did not explain its reasoning in its notice.
Republicans who wrote the law say it’s designed to make that women who undergo abortion procedures can be hospitalized if something goes wrong.
Abortion doctors say it almost never happens – and the real reason for the law is to end all abortions north of Madison and Milwaukee.
Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services filed suit against the new law the day Governor Scott Walker signed it last month.
On the next business day, Federal Judge William Conley issued a temporary order to block the requirement while it’s being challenged.
The plaintiffs say the mandate for hospital admitting privileges is unconstitutional because it limits access to legal abortion.