MILWAUKEE — In the wake of Friday's decision by the United States Supreme Court which overturned a nearly 50 year precedent set in Roe v. Wade and suddenly made abortion a states' rights issue, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said he's not planning to enforce the state's law from 1849 banning abortion.
"We always defend Wisconsin law and comply with Wisconsin law," Attorney General Josh Kaul told Spectrum News 1 on Friday, "but as investigators and prosecutors, we have discretion about how to use our resources as effectively as possible. We have limited resources and we make those kinds of judgements every day in all sorts of different kinds of cases."
Kaul said he continues to review Friday's decision and anticipates providing more insight into any potential enforcement of Wisconsin's ban next week.
"The fight now is going to shift to Congress, as well as state courts and state legislatures," Kaul added. "I'm calling on all Wisconsinites to contact their legislators and to let them know how important it is that they act for reproductive freedom."
You can watch the entire interview above.