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Coalition of Pro-Life Groups gather at Wisconsin State Capitol to Urge District Attorneys to Enforce Abortion Statute 

by | Sep 27, 2023

By Dave Andrusko

Leaders from Wisconsin Right to Life, Wisconsin Family Action, and Pro-Life Wisconsin told reporters at a press conference Tuesday at the State Capitol that they were calling on District Attorneys in Dane and Milwaukee Counties to enforce the state abortion statute, 940.04.

“Planned Parenthood has illegally resumed performing abortions at its Madison and Milwaukee facilities,” according to Wisconsin Right to Life. “Wisconsin’s abortion ban, state statute 940.04, has been in place since Friday, June 24, 2022.”

“Why is this happening? Because both District Attorney [Ismael] Ozanne and [John] Chisholm have shared publicly that they will not enforce this law,” Heather Weininger, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life, said. “Now is not the time to be selective in which laws we enforce and which laws we don’t enforce in Wisconsin.”

“Planned Parenthood is blatantly performing an illegal act here in Wisconsin,” Weininger continued. “By performing abortions both in Milwaukee and Madison, they have been breaking the law for one week and one day. Yet, they know full well they are not in danger of being prosecuted since District Attorneys in Ozanne and Chisholm have said they will not prosecute anyone who performs abortions in their counties.”

Gracie Skogman, legislative/PAC director of Wisconsin Right to Life, added, “Planned Parenthood is taking the lives of innocent children, and unashamedly breaking the law in the state of Wisconsin. Their motives are clearly not in the best interest of women or children in Wisconsin, and they are showing their willingness to break the law to line their pockets on the lives of the most innocent members of our state.” 

Categories: State Legislation