Via The Hill:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has signed into law a bill restricting abortion in Wisconsin.
The law require that women receive ultrasounds before they’re allowed to have abortions, with technicians required to point out to the women fetuses’ visibile features, and ban doctors who don’t have admitting priveleges at nearby hospitals from performing the procedures.
Walker is a highly controversial figure in his home state and nationally after pushing through laws stripping unions of their power, and is said to be seriously looking at a run for president. His support of the law is likely to give him a big lift with social conservatives and could help him in a presidential primary, though it’s unclear whether the stand would help or hurt him in a general election.
The law could severely limit abortion in the state. Two of Wisconsin’s abortion clinics will be forced to close while a third will have to cut its services in half, according to the clinics’ heads. Abortion rights advocates have already announced plans to fight the law in court.