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Wisconsin Right to Life commends Republican leadership in the legislature for filing a motion to dismiss pro-abortion challenge to pro-life law

by | Aug 23, 2022

By Wisconsin Right to Life

This morning, Republican leadership in the state legislature asked a judge to dismiss Attorney General Josh Kaul’s lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s pro-life abortion ban.  

Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the United State Supreme Court, Wisconsin’s abortion ban, 940.04, is once again effective and saving preborn lives in Wisconsin. However, instead of ensuring the law is enforced and lives are saved, Governor Evers and Attorney General Kaul filed a challenge to the law in June.  

Today, Senate President Chris Kapenga, Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos filed a motion to dismiss this lawsuit, under the contention that Kaul’s lawsuit lacks legal standing.  

 “Governor Evers and Attorney General Kaul continue to be derelict in their duties, and are engaged in political theater with this lawsuit instead of standing up for our most vulnerable citizens,” said Gracie Skogman, Wisconsin Right to Life’s legislative/PAC director. “Women and preborn babies deserve better, and 940.04 must be enforced. We are grateful for our pro-life leadership in Madison, and thank Senate President Kapenga, Senate Majority Leader LeMahieu, and Assembly Speaker Vos for standing up for the lives of our most vulnerable.” 

Editor’s note. According to CBS News, the Republican leadership  “argue in their motion that the statutes enacting the ban remain in effect regardless of the 1985 law; Kaul’s argument that the ban is so old it’s no longer enforceable lacks any legal foundation; and that the Legislature lacks any authority to enforce the ban. They also maintain that the plaintiffs lack legal standing to sue because they’re not private citizens in fear of the ban being enforced against them.”

Categories: State Legislation