THE CROSS – AG Josh Kaul said on Saturday that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the right to abortion has made women less safe and put them in a position where they are less free. then they had been for decades.
The first-term GA told the Dem state convention that public safety has been his top priority while in office, and again vowed not to use Justice Department resources to prosecute offenses related to the ban on the state abortion of 1849.
“Taking resources from the investigation and prosecution of serious crimes to investigate and prosecute abortion would make everyone less safe,” Kaul said.
Kaul also promoted DOJ initiatives, including the creation of a statewide information line for school safety threats and the sexual assault kit tracking system.
Kaul criticized Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, for the 2020 Legislative election investigation led by former Supreme Court Judge Michael Gableman and called on Republicans to join the control measures of weapons.
Kaul urged party members to vote and show their support for equal rights to abortion, democracy and justice under the law.
“Make no mistake, our freedoms are on the ballot in 2022,” Kaul said. “So this fall, we need to send an unmistakable message to the polls that we’re not going back.”