Wisconsin Pro-Life Advocates Support Randy Koschnick for State Supreme Court
by Steven Ertelt
February 11, 2009
Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — Fresh from a defeat in an attempt to stop second-trimester abortions form being done at a University of Wisconsin medical center, pro-life advocates are turning their attention to another battle. That is the April 7 election for Wisconsin Supreme Court where Randy Koschnick has a pro-life endorsement.
The state’s high court can have a big impact on laws related to abortion and bioethics issues and pro-life groups hope they will have someone who is more friendly to the case.
They are placing their hope in Koschnick, a Jefferson County Circuit Judge who is running against Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
Koschnick is an elder at an evangelical church that is pro-life and he also enjoys the support of Wisconsin Right to Life.
The group’s political action committee told LifeNews.com about its endorsement earlier in the month.
"We are extremely pleased to announce our endorsement of Judge Randy Koschnick for State Supreme Court," Susan Armacost, the WRTL PAC director said.
"The judicial philosophy of judicial candidates is of key importance in considering candidates for endorsement. Judge Koschnick believes that interpreting law, not creating law, is the proper role for a State Supreme Court justice. We heartily agree with his judicial philosophy," Armacost added.
"Judge Koschnick is extremely well-qualified to serve on our state’s highest court," she told LifeNews.com.
She points out that Koschnick has 25 years of experience as a judge and that he is Deputy Chief Judge of Wisconsin’s Third Judicial District.
Judge Koschnick received the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2008 Leaders in the Law Award.
Related web sites:
Wisconsin Right to Life – https://www.WisconsinRightToLife.org
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