Disappointed and frustrated – that's how Wisconsin Right to Life feels after a ruling from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Planned Parenthood is seeking to overturn pro-life laws in Wisconsin, including a requirement that only doctors perform abortions, and that doctors be present when dispensing chemical abortion drugs. The Wisconsin legislature sought to intervene in the lawsuit, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit said the legislative branch does not have that right.
Meanwhile, the appeals court agreed with a lower-court judge who said Republicans had not come close to showing that Attorney General Josh Kraul would shirk his duties in defending the laws. Kraul, a Democrat, was endorsed by Planned Parenthood in his 2018 campaign.
OneNewsNow spoke with the legislative director of Wisconsin Right to Life.
"We kind of understand where [the court is] coming from, but we think that our legislature should be able to intervene in this case," said Kristen Nupson. "Attorney General Kraul has a huge conflict of interest – and allowing him to defend these laws puts unborn children at risk."
Wisconsin Right to Life has been in contact with AG Kraul and offered to come alongside him and offer information.
"We have experience working with pro-life laws probably more so than he does," Nupson pointed out. "And so we want to make sure that these laws are adequately defended against Planned Parenthood."