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State proposals would curb human trafficking Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) is supporting two bills that would strengthen Wisconsin's human trafficking laws.

The proposals -- Senate Bill 492 and Assembly Bill 620 -- were considered in separate legislative hearings.

Constitutes grave offense

WCC Associate Director Barbara Sella offered written testimony in support of SB 492 to the Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs on January 21 and to the Assembly Committee on Corrections on January 23.

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Eucharistic Rosary Rally for Peace and the Family Print E-mail
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Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

MILWAUKEE -- “Hearts United 2013,” a Eucharistic Rosary Rally for Peace and the Family, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center, located on the corner of 84th St. and Greenfield Ave. in West Allis.

Everyone is welcome, including youth and young adults, men and women, single and married. Bring the entire family.

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Federal judge extends preliminary injunction blocking part of new Wisconsin abortion law Print E-mail
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Tuesday, Aug. 06, 2013 -- 2:16 PM

MADISON, Wis. -- A federal judge in Madison has extended a preliminary injunction blocking part of a new Wisconsin law, Wisconsin Act 37, that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic.

The order, issued August 2 by U.S. District Judge William Conley, stems from a lawsuit that Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services filed last month. The groups claim the law would shut two of the state’s four abortion clinics because providers at those facilities, in Appleton and Milwaukee, lack admitting privileges.

Conley issued a temporary restraining order July 8. This injunction blocks the requirement through a trial about the law’s constitutionality, which is set to begin November 25. Until Conley's final ruling, the two clinics currently without admitting privileges can remain open.

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