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  • Victory: Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Can’t Find An Abortion Doctor

    A Wisconsin Planned Parenthood is suspending abortions, apparently because it cannot find a doctor willing to do the job.

    The Planned Parenthood Appleton North Health Center told a local ABC News affiliate the clinic stopped providing abortions Oct. 14, and will not resume the procedures for at least six months because of a “temporary gap in medical staff.”

    A member of the Appleton North Health Center staff declined to comment on the suspension.

    The clinic is referring patients to other Wisconsin Planned Parenthood clinics in Madison and Milwaukee. Twenty-two clinics in the state deal with 61,000 clients each year, according to the group’s website.

    The number of abortions in Wisconsin dropped by 10 percent to a record low in 2014, according to recently released state-mandated data. Medical facilities reported 5,800 abortions in 2014, down from 6,251 in 2013 and the lowest number recorded since the state began keeping track in 1977.

    Gov. Scott Walker recently signed a 20-week abortion ban into law.

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