Representative Subeck Statement on Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin v. Schimel

U.S. Supreme Court maintains Court of Appeals decision, requiring hospital admitting privileges of abortion providers is unconstitutional

June 28, 2016

MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of an appeal from Wisconsin to revive a Republican passed law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. This past November, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit found Wisconsin’s admitting privileges law to be unconstitutional. With the U.S. Supreme Court not hearing the appeal, the admitting privileges requirement will not be enforced.

“The Court’s decision to reject the appeal is a huge win for women in Wisconsin. It has always been clear that this law was about limiting access to women’s reproductive health by placing unnecessary restrictions on providers. I am pleased to see the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with the Court of Appeals, refusing to allow this unconstitutional attack on women’s health stand.”