Local prosocutors have serious and TON’s of other crimes to deal with….
They ARE elected elected officals….
Republicans are finding that those District Attorney’s have going after women for having abortions and obtaining abortion pills is low to nonexistent on their list of things to do…
Just because the Alito 5 have tried to cut off abortion ‘Rights’ in a unpopular and flawed ruling does NOT mean their action will stand down in the hustling’s…
The abortion ‘wars’ continue….
And touch on something deeper….
Do independantly elected DA’s enforce the law they way they see it?
Or do they work FOR the Governor’s or State Lawmakers?
And this cuts both ways with some state law makers NOT suporting enforcing Federal Rules and Regulations either.
GOP lawmakers see a major flaw in their states’ near-total abortion bans: Some local prosecutors won’t enforce them.
Republicans in Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Texas — frustrated by progressive district attorneys who have publicly pledged not to bring charges under their state’s abortion laws — have introduced bills that would allow state officials to either bypass the local prosecutors or kick them out of office if their abortion-related enforcement is deemed too lenient….
The moves have left local prosecutors chafing at what they see as encroachment on their executive branch powers, tactics that Warren called “ridiculous” and “undemocratic.”
“It’s a political war being waged against people for speaking their minds,” he said.
Nonpartisan legal groups view this trend as a threat to prosecutors’ ability to use their best judgment on which cases are worth pursuing and how to allocate their offices’ finite resources to best serve the community that elected them…
Some district attorneys caught in this fight argue there aren’t any crimes for them to prosecute even if they wanted to do so, citing preliminary data showing that almost no doctor-administered abortions have taken place in their states since the bans took effect.
Others, however, say they wouldn’t take up a case even if there were violations of their state’s anti-abortion laws. More than 80 district attorneys from 29 states signed a pledge a month after Roe was overturned to “refrain from using limited criminal legal system resources to criminalize personal medical decisions.”
Miriam Krinsky, a former federal prosecutor who runs Fair and Just Prosecution, the group that wrote the pledge, said prosecutors have the right to make that call.
“They want to focus on serious and violent crimes and not spend time investigating and prosecuting people who are making a health care decision,” she said. “They don’t want to turn miscarriages into crime scenes.”….
Several conservative state leaders have also, in recent years, said they would not enforce federal laws and regulations they disagree with — such as vaccine mandates….
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