No. 13-2726.

738 F.3d 786 (2013)

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WISCONSIN, INC., et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. J.B. VAN HOLLEN, Attorney General of Wisconsin, et al., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided December 20, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Susan M. Crawford , Attorney, Tamara B. Packard , Attorney, Lester A. Pines , Attorney, Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP, Madison, WI, Laurence Jacques Dupuis , Attorney, American Civil Liberty Union of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, Roger K. Evans , Attorney, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Legal Action for Reproductive Rights, Talcott Camp , Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, Reproductive Freedom Project, New York, NY, Carrie Y. Flaxman , Attorney, Planned Parent Federation of America, Washington, DC, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Clayton P. Kawski , Attorney, Maria S. Lazar , Attorney, Daniel P. Lennington , Attorney, Office of the Attorney General Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison, WI, for Defendants-Appellants.

Before POSNER, MANION, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

On July 5 of this year, the Governor of Wisconsin signed into law a statute that the Wisconsin legislature had passed the previous month. So far as relates to this appeal, the statute prohibits a doctor, under threat of heavy penalties if he defies the prohibition, from performing an abortion (and in Wisconsin only doctors are allowed to perform abortions, Wis. Stat. § 940.15(5)) unless he has admitting privileges at a hospital no more...

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