Wisconsin Pro-Life Group OKs David Prosser for Supreme Court

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 28, 2011   |   2:08PM   |   Madison, WI

A statewide pro-life group in Wisconsin says voters should re-elect David Prosser to his current position on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. With high court races not usually occupying the attention of voters, having the support of the pro-life community could make the difference in the election.

There are three candidates vying to replace Justice David Prosser, who was appointed to the court in 1998. JoAnne Kloppenburg, an assistant attorney general, Marla Stephens, head of the appellate division in the state Public Defenders office, and Joel Winnig, a Madison attorney, are seeking to replace him.

But the Wisconsin Right to Life Political Action Committee says Prosser deserves to be re-elected.

“Our organization is proud to endorse Justice David Prosser for re-election to our state’s highest court,” WRTL legislative director Susan Armacost told LifeNews.com on Thursday.

“Justice Prosser is a highly respected jurist whose judicial philosophy focuses on interpreting the Constitution, not making law.  David Prosser has served the State Supreme Court with great distinction and richly deserves to be re-elected,” she said.

Prosser has described himself as a judicial conservative and an impartial judge while the candidates seeking to replace him have not sided themselves with those who favor the rule of law as opposed to legislative from the bench — the key problem in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in roe v. Wade that allowed virtually unlimited abortions and 53 million abortions since 1973.

Prosser has also touted his time as the former GOP Assembly speaker and said he is looking forward to preserving the common-sense majority on the current court — something that Kloppenburg and Stephens have condemned.

The primary election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court will take place on February 15 and the race is important because the elected justice will hold that position for 10 years. Prosser has a great deal of experience and has participated in more than 900 published Supreme Court decisions.