Desperate to make abortion on demand legal in Wisconsin again, Democrats are sending big-name leaders like former Attorney General Eric Holder to campaign for pro-abortion judicial candidate Janet Protasiewicz.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Protasiewicz and conservative Dan Kelly, who is endorsed by pro-life organizations, could determine the future of thousands of unborn babies for years to come. The election is April 4.
Right now, the state protects unborn babies by banning elective abortions. However, pro-abortion Attorney General Josh Kaul is challenging the law, and the state Supreme Court is expected to hear the challenge in the coming months. Whoever wins the race likely will be the deciding vote on the case and other important issues.
According to the Washington Examiner, former President Barack Obama wrote a tweet last week urging people to vote in the race, and his former attorney general plans to visit Wisconsin to campaign for Protasiewicz soon.
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Holder will travel to Wisconsin “in the days leading up to” the election to “help get out the vote,” said Brooke Lillard, a spokeswoman for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
Protasiewicz is openly pro-abortion. In a recent interview, she claimed killing unborn babies in elective abortions is a “value” that she supports.
“When I talk about my values one of my values is that a woman should have a right to choose in regard to her reproductive health care decisions,” she told MSNBC. “The bottom line is that decision should be yours.”
In contrast, Kelly, a former state Supreme Court justice, has the support of prominent pro-life organizations, including SBA Pro-Life America.
“Justice Kelly is the alternative to extreme pro-abortion judges who want to impose their personal political agenda from the bench, and who can prevent the state’s highest court from being turned into a mere tool of the radical abortion lobby,” said SBA Pro-Life America director of state public affairs Kelsey Pritchard. “Justice Kelly’s track record serving on the state’s high court reflects his commitment to respect for the law and the will of the people of Wisconsin.”
Pro-life and pro-abortion groups have been investing heavily in the race. According to the Examiner, state Democratic Chairman Ben Wikler said a historic amount of money is being spent “because the stakes are so monstrously gigantic.”
Those stakes include thousands of children’s lives and their fundamental right to life.
Wisconsin has a pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban that went into effect in June after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its infamous 1973 ruling; the law allows exceptions if the mother’s life is at risk. Since June, thousands of unborn babies have been saved from abortion in the state.
Under Roe, abortions were legal for any reason up to 20 weeks in Wisconsin, and more than 6,400 unborn babies were aborted every year.