A federal judge says he will rule by Tuesday morning on a request to temporarily block enforcement of a new Wisconsin law that requires women seeking abortions to first undergo an ultrasound.
The lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and the American Civil Liberties Union challenges another part of the law that bans doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing the procedures.
U.S. District Judge William Conley heard arguments Monday in a hastily called hearing. Conley says he will make a decision no later than Tuesday morning on whether the law can remain in effect at least until a July 17 hearing he scheduled on the lawsuit.
Gov. Scott Walker signed the Republican-backed bill into law on Friday and it took effect on Monday.