A federal judge has announced that he will rule by tomorrow morning a request to block enforcement of a new Wisconsin law signed by Gov. Scott Walker that requires women seeking abortions to first undergo an ultrasound.
The lawsuit which was filed by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and the ACLU challenges the part of the law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
U.S. District Judge William Conley heard arguments Monday in a hastily called hearing. Conley says he will make a decision no later than tomorrow morning on whether the law can remain in effect at least until a July 17 hearing he scheduled on the lawsuit.
So let me look into my crystal ball here and predict what the judge will rule. Hmmm. Let’s see. I’ll give you one piece of information that should make things pretty clear for you. He was nominated to the federal bench in 2009…by President Barack Obama. So yeah, that law’s getting bounced tomorrow morning. I’ll betya’.
Update: Yup. The judge has granted a temporary restraining order preventing the state from enforcing the law.