Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said that he will not enforce a pre-Roe v. Wade state law that bans abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its ruling.
Life News reports:
Townhall reports Kaul, a pro-abortion Democrat, asserted that prosecuting abortionists would take resources away from investigating important crimes like arson and sexual assault. Basically, he believes that unborn babies’ lives are not important or worth protecting.
“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 told the Associated Press.
“The Justice Department is focused on investigating crimes of statewide importance like homicide, sexual assault and arson,” he continued. “Diverting resources from those important cases to the kinds of cases that could be brought under abortion ban, which I also believe to be unconstitutional, is not something that I would do as attorney general.”
Wisconsin has a 1849 law that criminalizes the killing of unborn babies in abortions, according to the report. The law is unenforceable because of Roe v. Wade, but if the Supreme Court overturns the abortion ruling and allows states to protect unborn babies, the law would go back into effect. The high court heard a direct challenge to Roe on Dec. 1 from Mississippi. However, the ruling is not expected until sometime next year.
The anti-life Democrat is running fo reelection in 2022.