Lawless Democrats: 42 prosecutors refuse to enforce state laws restricting abortion

It is said that for a democracy or republic to work, there must the rule of law. If you disagree with a law, you don’t just refuse to follow it but work within the system to change the law.

We hoi polloi, whom elites sneeringly dismiss as the “great unwashed,” who refuse to abide by the rule of law are punished. But this is not the case in America today where Democrat elites “do as they will” and blithely ignore or outright violate duly-made laws — with impunity.

An example are “sanctury” cities, counties and states. These are Democrat-governed jurisdictions that ignore, defy and violate the federal government’s immigration laws by providing “sanctuary” to illegal aliens with policies, laws, executive orders, or regulations allowing, and in some cases requiring, local law enforcement to avoid cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement authorities, as in deporting criminal illegals.

For a list of those sanctuary states, cities and counties, go here.

The latest example of lawless Democrats are 42 elected prosecutors — state attorney generals and district attorneys — who have signed a statement of refusal to enforce state laws restricting abortion, referring to the recent passage of anti-abortion laws in Alabama, Missouri and Georgia.

To impress on you the significance of their refusal to enforce those laws, note that:

  • The attorney general in each of the 50 U.S. states or territories is the chief legal advisor to the state government and the state’s chief law enforcement officer. In some states, the attorney general serves as the head of a state department of justice, with responsibilities similar to those of the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • A district attorney (DA) is the chief prosecutor for a local government area, typically a county. The exact name of the office varies by state. Except in the smallest counties, a district attorney leads a staff of prosecutors, who are most commonly known as deputy district attorneys (DDAs). The majority of prosecutions will be delegated to DDAs, with the district attorney prosecuting the most important cases and having overall responsibility for their agency and its work.

The 42 prosecutors’ statement of June 2019, “Joint Statement from Elected Prosecutors“, says:

Several states have recently passed, or are considering the passage of, broad restrictions on abortion…leaving open the potential for criminalizing patients, medical professionals, healthcare providers, and possibly others who assist in these medical procedures….

As elected prosecutors, we took an oath to uphold both the U.S.Constitution and the Constitutions of our individual states. Our U.S. Supreme Court,i n deciding Roe v. Wade, determined that every woman has a fundamental right to privacy which is “broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.”4 As some elected prosecutors have noted, the broad restrictions in the laws passed by these states appear to be unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade….

[N]ot all of us are in states where women’s rights are threatened by statutes criminalizing abortion. What brings us together is our view that as prosecutors we should not and will not criminalize healthcare decisions such as these –and we believe it is our obligation as elected prosecutors charged with protecting the health and safety of allmembers of our community to make our views clear.

Prosecutors are entrusted with immense discretion…. In our view, resources are better utilized to prevent and address serious crimes that impact our community rather than enforcing laws such as these that divide our community, create untenable choices for women and healthcare providers, and erode trust in the justice system….

In sum, as elected prosecutors with charging discretion, we choose not to prosecute individuals pursuant to these deeply concerning laws. Legal precedent, as established by the highest court in the land, has held for nearly 50 years that women have a right to make decisions about their own medical care including, but not limited to, seeking an abortion. Enforcement of laws that criminalize healthcare decisions would shatter that precedent….

The 42 elected prosecutors consist of 11 attorney generals and 31 district attorneys, also known in some states as city attorney, prosecuting attorney or state’s attorney.

The 11 attorney generals, all Democrats, are:

  1. Xavier Becerra, California
  2. Keith Ellison, Minnesota
  3. Aaron Ford, Nevada
  4. Brian E. Frosh, Maryland
  5. Maura Healey, Massachusetts
  6. Kathleen Jennings, Delaware
  7. Dana Nessel, Michigan
  8. Karl A. Racine, District of Columbia
  9. Kwame Raoul, lllinois
  10. Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon
  11. Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania

The 31 district attorneys, all Democrats, are:

  1. Alabama: Danny Carr, Jefferson County
  2. California: Diana Becton, Contra Costa County
  3. California: George Gascón, San Francisco
  4. California: Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County
  5. Colorado: Michael Dougherty, 20th Judicial District
  6. Colorado: Beth McCann, Second Judicial District
  7. Georgia: Sherry Boston, DeKalb County
  8. Georgia: David Cooke, Macon Judicial Circuit
  9. Georgia: Paul Howard, Fulton County
  10. Kansas: Mark Dupree, Wyandotte County
  11. Maryland: Marilyn J. Mosby, Baltimore
  12. Massachusetts: Andrea Harrington, Berkshire County
  13. Massachusetts: Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County
  14. Massachusetts: Marian T. Ryan, Middlesex County
  15. Michigan: Carol A. Siemon, Ingham County
  16. New Mexico: Raúl Torrez, Bernalillo County
  17. New York: Eric Gonzalez, Kings County
  18. New York: Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., New York County
  19. North Carolina: Satana Deberry, Durham County
  20. Ohio: Zachary Klein
  21. Pennsylvania: Lawrence S. Krasner, Philadelphia
  22. Texas: John Creuzot, Dallas County
  23. Texas: Joe Gonzales, Bexar County
  24. Texas: Mark Gonzalez, Nueces County
  25. Texas: Brian Middleton, Fort Bend County
  26. Utah: Sim Gill, Salt Lake County
  27. Vermont: Thomas J. Donovan, Jr.
  28. Vermont: Sarah George
  29. Virginia: Stephanie Morales, Portsmouth
  30. Washington: Dan Satterberg, King County
  31. Wisconsin: John T. Chisholm, Milwaukee

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So can I go to their states and just Refuse to Obey the Law against Bank Robbery??? SELECTIVE Law Enforcement I bet they don’t REFUSE to enforce any Gun “laws” Everything I Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten America is overdue for a Great Cleansing. One of the most disgusting sights is Police making a self-glorifying public display of “helping underprivileged children” at Christmas. The Criminal, JUST-US System and those police are impoverishing families with onerous fees, fines, “charges”. Perjuring, report falsifying, liars putting on a show of piety. Those who lie also steal. The courts, prosecutors, police are… Read more »

John Charles
John Charles

“It is said that for a democracy to work, there must the rule of law.” When did we become a “democracy’? This nation is a REPUBLIC.

Kevin Lankford
Kevin Lankford

I do firmly believe in “Jury nullification”. Every new law should have to pass the approval of the citizens them selves through the trial process, as we have so many absurd bills and laws that have been passed. I consider ‘seat belt’ laws a perfect example, as they unquestionable deprive citizens their right to make even the simplest discretionary decision for them selves. And one could go on and on over property and privacy rights overreach. But our courts now deny the true authority vested in legitimate juries. Judges give final instructions that obliterate the whole purpose of juries, and… Read more »


“we believe it is our obligation as elected prosecutors charged with protecting the health and safety of all members of our community”

With the exception of babies who evidently aren’t members of the community but rather clumps of cells, pregnancy tissue, and parasites. These creatures are the real parasites, although characterizing them as parasites is far too generous. May they all burn in hell


When the Law Enforcers become the Law Breakers, there is no more true Rule of Law and the natural transition from that point is the entire breakdown of society into an anarchy and lawless land that has been the plan all along to enable the controllers to come in with their pre-planned solution which will likely be Martial Law and ultimately a global regime to rule the land.

[Good]dog &Shy
[Good]dog &Shy

We are being held prisoner in the United States for supporting an unborn baby’s RIGHT to LIFE, their BODIES and their CHOICE.
My State Attorney General, Brian Frosh, should be arrested for treason !

Midwest Travler
Midwest Travler

Anyone remember the county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses in her county to gay couples? They threw the book at her for not following the law and the media tore into her. So the standard for how to deal with this is already set. Prosecute these people like they did her, remove them from office as often as these kinds are elected. If you don’t want to follow the law, then resign. Or God forbid, change the law. But until then, do your job.


Not surprised to see the MA AG on this list; I’d be shocked if she wasn’t. Just to give an idea of the “integrity” of Attorney’s General in Satan’s Commonwealth, the AG in 2010 was Martha Coakley. She ran as the dem candidate to fill Kennedy’s senate seat, when he checked out, in the special election that year. She ran against Scott Brown, a RINO bonehead, and the election was considered a gimme for her. She didn’t even bother campaigning. I was still a misguided nominal dem at that point although I was getting disgusted with Obongo. I was also… Read more »

Gypo O'Leary
Gypo O'Leary

So, really, if the people who elected them are not happy, they can throw them out of office in the next election.


I know I sound like a broken record but, when are they going to come and arrest these officials? Worse, when the prosecutors refuse to adhere to the laws we’re more than in trouble. One example was “federal laws” which they refuse to acknowledge or assist with. Another is this. This is law passed by the people of their own state. Presumably they want this legislation. All of these signatories should be immediately removed from office. They can decide later if they wish to prosecute. Did anyone think they’d see the day when they would become the party of infanticide?


To me this is classic. It is why people are sick of the EU, why there were riots over the WTO, etc.. These globalist agendas are nothing more than disguised extra-governmental rule. If the local population passes something that is contrary the Odor’s Plan, they simply refuse to acknowledge it. All of these so-called “trade agreements” work this way. An unelected group decides. What we have here is the implementation of establishing their factual rule over us. They are in place, they are loyal to their owners (not us), and now they will simply begin to ignore any attempt at… Read more »


This is somewhat related. Here we have New York State paying for Viagra for sex offenders. What could go wrong?

So some states are talking “chemical castration” while others are trying to ensure their deviants score big. We need a new concept that goes beyond “incompetence”.


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