7-12-18 kaul says abortion ban should be overturned

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Kaul says the Wisconsin Legislature should make clear in state law that women can legally seek abortions in the event that the U.S. Supreme Court leaves that question to states. Kaul is challenging Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel in November. Kaul told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that if elected he would work with the Legislature to overturn the state abortion ban law that was passed prior to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that made abortions legal.    That position puts him at odds with Schimel, who in 2012 endorsed a Wisconsin Right to Life legal white paper that argued for keeping the law on the books.  Schimel was Waukesha County district attorney at the time, two years before he was elected attorney general.