Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul won’t enforce an abortion ban if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Kaul elaborated that he would not investigate or prosecute anyone for having an abortion should Wisconsin’s pre-Roe abortion ban go into effect.
“Even if courts were to interpret that law as being enforceable, as attorney general I would not use the resources of the Wisconsin Department of Justice either to investigate alleged violations of that abortion ban or to prosecute alleged violations of it,” Kaul said.
Wisconsin Right to Life legislative director Gracie Skogman said, “Wisconsin is in a uniquely powerful position to defend pre-born children if Roe is overturned, thanks to our existing state ban on abortion that would once again be enforceable. The will of Wisconsinites and our constitutionally enacted laws must be protected and enforced, especially those that defend the most vulnerable among us.”
Skogman continued, “It is heartbreaking, but not surprising, that our state’s top law enforcer is unwilling to enforce laws. He is willing to let his own personal beliefs get in the way of saving countless pre-born babies in our state.”