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Wisconsin pro-life groups seek enforcement of laws

Wisconsin pro-lifers protested in Milwaukee on Sept. 18. Associated Press/Photo by Morry Gash, file

Wisconsin pro-life groups seek enforcement of laws

Pro-life advocates at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Tuesday called for two district attorneys to prosecute abortionists who are dismembering unborn babies. Dane County’s Ismael Ozanne and Milwaukee County’s John Chisholm have said they won’t prosecute abortions in their jurisdictions.

What does the law say? An 1849 law protects unborn babies from abortion. But Dane County Circuit Judge Diane Schlipper ruled earlier this year that the law only applied if the mother did not consent to harm the baby. Pro-life advocates say Schlipper’s ruling isn’t final and abortionists still violate the law.

Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report in The Stew about pro-life advocates adapting to a post–Roe v. Wade political landscape.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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