Gavel III pdMADISON, Wisc. – A federal judge nominated to the bench by Barack Obama inferred during an open trial on Thursday that the pro-life doctor who took the stand was lying when he testified about complications during abortion procedures. The trial surrounds a new Wisconsin law that requires abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital in the event that the mother is injured during the abortion procedure. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical Services in Milwaukee had filed suit against the requirement earlier this year, stating that it will cause at least Affiliated Medical Services to close its doors since local hospitals have been unwilling to grant its abortionist, Dennis Christensen, admitting privileges. Three doctors took the stand on Thursday to testify about the law and whether or not the requirement was beneficial or placed a burden on women. As Dr. John Thorp, an obstetrician at the University of North Carolina, took the stand, U.S. District Judge William Conley began to spar with him, taking issue with his statement. Thorp had been asked by the state to testify at the trial in defense of the admitting privileges requirement. More