MADISON, Wis. — Eric Toney and Adam Jarchow have promised repeatedly to bring Wisconsin’s archaic abortion ban back into force, a law which makes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest and could result in doctors being jailed for doing their jobs.

 

Eric Toney: “As a District Attorney, we would be the ones in charge of enforcing that abortion ban if Roe is overturned and I have committed that as a DA, I will enforce that ban if Roe is overturned, and as your Attorney General I will enforce that ban on the books here in Wisconsin.” [Wisconsin Attorney General Candidates’ Forum, Federalist Society, Milwaukee WI, 6/7/22]

Adam Jarchow: “I’ve said it before in this debate, the job of the Attorney General is to enforce the law. If Dobbs overturns Roe and Casey, the law that is on our books in Wisconsin will come into effect, and the job of the Attorney General is to enforce that law.” [Wisconsin Attorney General Candidates’ Forum, Federalist Society, Milwaukee WI, 6/7/22]

 

The abortion ban Toney and Jarchow promise to enforce has already resulted in dangerous disruptions in medical care, including the treatment of ectopic pregnancies.
The Washington Post: “And in Wisconsin, a woman bled for more than 10 days from an incomplete miscarriage after emergency room staff would not remove the fetal tissue amid a confusing legal landscape that has roiled obstetric care.”

In contrast to Jarchow and Toney, Attorney General Josh Kaul has made clear that Wisconsin DOJ resources will not be used to investigate or prosecute people under a draconian criminal abortion ban from the mid-1800s.

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