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Law’s Michael Benza discussed the legality of county prosecutors refusing to enforce abortion laws

Can Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley legally refuse to enforce abortion ban?

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WKYC: Michael Benza, senior instructor in law, commented on the Cuyahoga County prosecutor who vowed to look the other way for those charged under the state’s new abortion law “Prosecutors have a tremendous amount of discretion to decide what kinds of cases—and, specifically, which case—they want to prosecute or don’t want to prosecute,” he said.