Radical abortion activist Janet Protasiewicz’s victory yesterday in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election likely means that the state’s abortion ban will be overturned and babies before birth will no longer be protected in the Badger State. That means thousands of babies will be killed in abortions each and every year.
Wisconsin is the only state in the nation with a pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban in effect. Wisconsin’s ban, which is contained in Section 940.04 of the Wisconsin Statutes and dates to 1849, allows abortion only to save the life of the mother.
But abortion advocates are taking the ban to court so they can resume killing babies.
Protasiewicz, whom Politico described as a “vocal defender of abortion rights,” carried the endorsement of several pro-abortion organizations, as well as national Democratic leaders such as Hillary Clinton. She will undoubtedly vote to overturn the ban once a pro-abortion lawsuit against it reaches the state’s highest court.
The court was “split between three conservative judges and three leftist judges,” said CatholicVote National Field Director Tommy Valentine ahead of election night. “Wisconsin’s abortion ban is going before the court, and whoever wins on April 4 will likely be the fourth vote for either life or abortion.”
One leading pro-life advocate was not surprised by the reasons — as Protasiewicz and her leftist allies essentially bought a state Supreme Corut seat by spending tens of millions of dollars.
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“Tonight’s results are disappointing. Janet Protasiewicz’s coffers were filled by pro-abortion advocates, allowing her to dominate the airwaves and fuel her campaign of deception and fear. The goal of the left is clear: strike down Wisconsin’s pro-life limits and impose court-ordered abortion on demand without limit. Like the rest of America, Wisconsin voters support reasonable limits on abortion. The far Left does not,” said SBA List State Public Affairs Director Kelsey Pritchard.
Pritchard said the race is a lesson to pro-life candidates that they need to meet the abortion issue head and and lay out a reasonable pro-life stance that support women and unborn children.
“It’s clear that abortion is a top issue and it isn’t going away. That’s why it’s imperative that pro-life candidates are clear about where they stand on what limits they support and contrast those limits with the extremism of the other side. This is how Marco Rubio, J.D. Vance, Brian Kemp, and many others who achieved victory in the 2022 midterm elections won. The issue of abortion is not going away – but Republican candidates who ignore the issue will if they don’t speak directly to Americans with clarity and drive a contrast. Allowing their Democratic opponents and the radical pro-abortion lobby to control the narrative will never win them elections,” she said.
Dan Kelly, who formerly served on the court, had received endorsements from a number of prominent pro-life organizations, including Wisconsin Family Action, Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Right to Life.
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. Now, the state law that is saving thousands of lives is in serious jeopardy.
Currently, Wisconsin is one of 14 states that protect unborn babies from abortion, and more are working to do the same this spring. While Wisconsin may lose its pro-life laws, other states like North Carolina, South Carolina, Iowa, and Wyoming may gain them.