Abortion clinics in Wisconsin will be closely watching the progress of an anti-abortion bill currently under debate that could affect their doctors, clients and ability to stay open.

A Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organization which provides reproductive health, and maternal and child health services, operates three of the four clinics that offer abortions in Wisconsin. The bill, SB 206, went before the Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday. The crux of the measure is that it will require abortion clinic physicians to obtain admitting privileges for all patients from hospital within 30 miles prior to performing an abortion. The bill will also require an ultrasound before every scheduled abortion.The State Senate's Health and Human Services Committee approved the decision with a 3 to 2 vote, with Republicans in the majority.

Admitting privileges have been a topic of controversy when it comes to abortion clinics. In 2012, Mother Jones reported that these standards were "custom designed to foil [Mississippi's] only abortion clinic." These types of laws create complications that make essentially make it impossible for abortion clinics to continue operating, something that abortion-rights advocates often refer to as, "TRAP laws" — "Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers."

At least eight states have set admitting privilege requirements for abortion clinics, according to Guttmacher Institute.

Admitting privileges will require abortion doctors to make hospital rounds and become frequently available to the hospital. The doctor will have to be on medical staff and admit a patient into a specific hospital in order to provide services. Each hospital has a list of doctors who have admitting privileges in that particular hospital. By requiring clinic physicians to obtain these privileges, it will only make it more difficult for them to administer care, and ultimately perform abortions.

On Thursday, the state Assembly is expected to put forth bills that ban the use of taxpayer money to pay for abortions of women covered by public employees' health insurance and to outlaw abortions based on the gender of the fetus.

As of June 1, 2013, seventeen states use their own funds to pay for either all or most of the medical expenses related to abortions for those covered by Medicaid insurance. South Dakota, in particular provides limited funding to cases if they are of life endangering circumstances only.

"If this bill passes in the time frame they are proposing, we are closing the doors," Planned Parenthood's Public Policy Director, Nicole Safar, said referring to the Appleton clinic.

Wisconsin policy on the issue of abortion is complex: as some bills are making it more difficult for abortion clinics to function, others are making it easier. Planned Parenthood was forced to stop offering pill-based abortions last year, but after a Wisconsin clinic filed a federal lawsuit, saying the law was unconstitutional and vague, a new law was passed that will clinics to resume offering the nonsurgical abortions. According to Planned Parenthood, the abortion pill is a type of medicine that ends pregnancy early with a 97 percent effectiveness and can be used up to nine weeks after the first day her period cycle ends. Those who go past nine weeks, have the option of going to an in-clinic abortion center.

SB 206 could render the fight over the abortion pill moot. If the bill passes and abortion doctors find it too difficult to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals, women will have to travel outside of the state in order to undergo an abortion treatment.