A conservative prosecutor is asking a judge to toss out Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul’s lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s 173-year-old ban on abortions, arguing that it lacks legal merit and that there is no weight to assertions that it is unenforceable because of its age.
Officials investigate about 400 pregnant people a year for alleged ‘unborn child abuse’ under Act 292. Critics say that can do more harm than good.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Monday that he wants his lawsuit challenging the state’s 173-year-old abortion ban to move quickly through the courts, but it could be months before anything happens after defense attorneys signaled they would try to dismiss it next year.
Support for abortion rights drove women to the polls in Tuesday’s elections. But for many, the issue took on higher meaning, part of an overarching concern about the future of democracy.
Wisconsin Attorney General candidate Eric Toney, the current Fond du Lac County district attorney, said in an interview with WKOW TV that he would decide whether to prosecute abortions — including situations involving rape or incest — by looking at cases “on an individual basis.”
Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday that he wouldn’t sign a bill creating exceptions for rape and incest if it would keep in place the state’s 1849 abortion ban.
This year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade has elevated abortion as a key election issue. ‘Personhood’ may be the next battle.
Wisconsin Watch checked the candidates on the ballot in the 2022 general election against endorsements from major groups supporting and opposing abortion rights.
Yes. Tim Michels, Republican candidate for governor of Wisconsin, recently shifted his stance on whether he would back an abortion ban law with exceptions in cases of rape and incest.
A guide for nativating reproductive health care under Wisconsin’s 173-year-old abortion ban.
Under Wisconsin’s near-total abortion ban, the physical and psychological risks of pregnancy and childbirth for young teenagers and girls present new challenges.
Physicians criticize the law as outdated, vague and severe. Health systems are scrambling to guide them on how to stay out of criminal trouble.