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Republicans Clash with Prosecutors Over Enforcement of Abortion Bans

posted on February 14, 2023

Alice Miranda Ollstein and Megan Messerly of Politico report, “GOP lawmakers see a major flaw in their states’ near-total abortion bans: Some local prosecutors won’t enforce them.” Republican legislators in states with abortion bans have introduced bills to reprimand or remove progressive prosecutors who fail to file charges. Other anti-abortion lawmakers have introduced bills that would give state rather than local prosecutors the power to file abortion-related charges, thereby circumventing district attorneys unwilling to pursue the cases.

Read at Politico