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‘It’s troubling’: Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm on pending SCOTUS Roe v. Wade decision

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MILWAUKEE- Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm does not want to add prosecuting abortions to his office’s list of to-do items.

Chisholm was asked about the US Supreme Court’s pending decision that would overturn Roe V. Wade, and make abortion a state’s rights issue.

“All I can say at this time is that nobody thinks it would be a good idea for police and prosecutors to get between decisions that are made between a woman and her physician,” Chisholm said when asked Tuesday. “I can’t imagine how inserting us back into the decisions that are made between a woman and her physician are going to help us in the public safety realm, that’s my concern.”

Chisholm also cited the makeup of his office, 50% of which he says is made up of female prosecutors, “Their perspective on representing people that are the most vulnerable is very different and what attracts people to this profession is the belief that they can help people.”

In a statement to the Wisconsin State Journal, Attorney General Josh Kaul said he would not authorize and state Department of Justice resources to be used to prosecute abortion cases.

Governor Tony Evers tweeting out his disagreement with SCOTUS’s pending decision.

Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson said he was more concerned with the leak of the court’s decision, than with the decision to overturn Roe V. Wade.

Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined the group of lawmakers criticizing the decision.



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