Pill-based abortions resume in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Women can now get medication-induced abortions at Wisconsin clinics after a Dane County judge blocked a recent state law from restricting that procedure.

The law enacted last year requires three doctor visits for women seeking nonsurgical abortions by taking pills, a common practice used outside Wisconsin. Doctors have to determine if a woman is being coerced into having an abortion through a private consultation. Web-based consultations are prohibited.

Dane County Judge Richard Niess issued an injunction in April, barring the law's provisions from taking into effect.

The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/16aNxvH ) reports the 2012 law has stopped Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin from offering pill-based abortions since April last year. The organization says that practice accounted for about 45 percent of pregnancy-termination procedures they were using.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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