Last Thursday, a Dane County Circuit Court judge heard oral arguments in the case that challenges the enforceability of a pre-Roe law that prohibits most abortions in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul filed the lawsuit within days of the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The defendants in the lawsuit are the district attorneys from Sheboygan, Milwaukee, and Madison—all places where surgical or induced abortions were being performed before Roe was overturned.
The defendants argued the judge should dismiss the lawsuit because AG Kaul does not have standing to bring the lawsuit because he is neither a doctor nor a mother who has been denied an abortion. The judge has not yet issued a decision. The case will undoubtedly end up before the state Supreme Court, which by August one will have a four to three liberal majority.