Van Hollen: State law prevails without Roe
Madison -- If the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion were to be overturned while he was attorney general, Republican attorney general candidate J.B. Van Hollen said Wednesday that the state would need to enforce a Wisconsin statute that criminalizes abortion.
But, Van Hollen said local prosecutors, not the state Department of Justice, would take the lead in such cases. While the department would provide guidance to prosecutors about what should be enforced, "I wouldn't overstep my bounds," Van Hollen said to the Dane County Public Affairs Council Wednesday morning.
Here is a question for Winnebago County DA Candidate Gossett. Where do you stand on this? Will you be waiting outside of doctor offices ready to prosecute? Will you introduce the Winnebago County DA's Office into a woman's personal decisions?
Will you prosecute rape vicims? Will you introduce police officers into the bedrooms, hospitals and health care offices of Winnebago County?