Planned Parenthood In Wisconsin Suspends Non-Surgical Abortions In Response To Restrictive Law
Anti-abortion measures in Wisconsin and other states are making it tougher for women to have a full range of services.
The law, which took effect on Friday, requires women visit a doctor at least three times before having a drug-induced abortion, forces physicians to determine whether women are being coerced into having an abortion and prohibits women and doctors from using web cams during the procedure.
The Coercive and Web Cam Abortion Prevention Act, which was signed by Republican Governor Scott Walker earlier this month, imposes criminal penalties, including a possible prison sentence, for physicians who violate the law.
Teri Huyck, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said the law was “ambiguous and difficult to interpret,” interfered with the doctor-patient relationship and posed significant risks to doctors.