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Planned Parenthood to refile challenge to WI law


MADISON (WKOW) – Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin says it plans to file a state lawsuit that subjects doctors to possibly criminal charges if they perform medication-induced abortions.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the group initially sued in federal court, but due to jurisdiction issues, it is refilling the case in state court.

The Wisconsin law requires doctors and patients to take a series of steps before a woman can receive a medication abortion, including verification that she is having the procedure voluntarily.

Planned Parenthood's federal lawsuit claimed that the state law is unconstitutionally vague.

This week, Planned Parenthood and the Wisconsin Department of Justice agreed an interpretation of language in the law, but a federal judge said the agreement eliminated the constitutional issue that gave her court jurisdiction.

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