Federal judge refuses to lift abortion law restraining order

MADISON (WITI) -- A federal judge has refused to lift a temporary restraining order that blocks key parts of Wisconsin's new abortion law.

The stay affects parts of the law requiring doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have hospital admitting privileges.

Gov. Scott Walker signed the bill on July 5th and took effect on July 8th. However, several abortion providers filed a lawsuit, causing the judge to issue the restraining order.

On Wednesday, July 17th, the judge extended the order and will rule on a longer-term injunction in two weeks.

A trial is set for November 25th.