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Wisconsin Voters Supported Abortion Rights By Reelecting Gov. Tony Evers And Attorney General Josh Kaul

In the attorney general’s race, Toney said he would enforce the 1849 abortion ban. “I am pro-life, and I will enforce and defend the laws as passed by the legislature and signed into law,” Toney said in May.

“We needed an attorney general that’s not going to pick and choose when to enforce the rule of law, even if they disagree,” he said in a recent debate.

Republican challenger Eric Toney conceded early Wednesday after it became clear Kaul had an insurmountable lead.

With Republicans already in control of the state Legislature, an anti-abortion governor and attorney general could mean even more erosion of reproductive rights in the state, said Tanya Atkinson, president of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin.


“Without Tony Evers in the Governor’s mansion and Josh Kaul as Attorney General, abortion will continue to be criminalized, women could be prevented from traveling across state lines to access needed medical care, and birth control access will be put at risk,” Atkinson said.

Anna Betts

Published: 2022-11-09 21:44:41


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