And turn the WI Supreme Court 4-3 liberal?
Did you know that Abortion is Health Care? Signs in Madison windows, stuck to car bumpers, and planted in front lawns say so. No doubt, the voters behind the signs actually believe it. Fervently. Abortion is on the April 4 state supreme court ballot here in Wisconsin. It crowds out everything else.
Their candidate is Milwaukee judge Janet Protasiewicz — which is Polish for Abortion.
→ NARAL Pro-Choice endorses Protasiewicz.
Her opponent is Dan Kelly, who promises not to legislate from the bench. To respect the rule of law. Nobody wants legislating from the bench — unless the judge legislates in favor of stuff we want. Voters who chose Joe Biden and Tammy Baldwin want abortion, preferably taxpayer supported.
Marquette Law School poll January 2023: 35% support Dobbs decision overturning Roe v Wade; 64% oppose.
Let’s play no games
Those of us who believe life begins at the beginning are voting Dan Kelly. So we have what used to be called a Mexican standoff (before the Woke expurgated the vocabulary). Kelly’s challenge is to counter charges that he will keep women barefoot and pregnant in a Handmaid’s Tale or force them into Dickensian back alleys.
Kelly would do well to push Protasiewicz at the one debate to which she has relented to draw that black letter line as to when abortion is no longer permissible. If there is such a line. Or do you take the extreme position, madame judge, that abortion should be legal up to the moment of delivery? Would you legalize partial birth abortion?
The question reveals the legal absurdity of the issue. Abortion is NOT a judicial issue. Not since Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health 2022 deemed Roe v. Wade 1973 to have been mistaken. Abortion is now a legislative issue! Dobbs found that Roe was created out of whole cloth, without legislative or constitutional authority, contrary to historic practice. Wisconsin’s 1849 prohibition was, in fact, mainstream. Abortion no longer can be protected by judicial fiat, as Justice Blackmun did in 1973. (Explained here.)
None of which will persuade many voters. The question posed by the Wisconsin supreme court race can only be answered by the state legislature. Unless Congress pre-empts, which is unlikely. (Thank you Kevin McCarthy.)
Victory is a heartbeat away
Conservatives are in a dither that Dan Kelly is losing. Seems to be pulling a Tim Michels: Win the primary, go dark in the general election. Bruce Murphy at Urban Milwaukee reports that Judge Abortion’s internal polling shows her ahead by 10 percentage points.
” … with most independents going for Protasiewicz.”
Wisconsin can elect Dan Kelly if — if —- if Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announces (tomorrow or the next day) that Republicans will propose legislation to legalize abortion — but only during the first six or so weeks. At which point the little fella’s heartbeat can be detected. Florida is going in that direction. It’s law in Ohio and Georgia.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: This modest proposal (shut up, Jonathan Swift!) has the sweet sound of reasonableness. It’s a compromise on a divisive issue. Wins back those independents. Respects the Rule of Law. Pro-life absolutists won’t like it but …
Since Janet Protasiewicz is an actual outspoken public advocate for abortion rights, doesn’t that make it ethically impossible for her to sit in judgment in any case that might come before the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding abortion? Wouldn’t judicial ethics dictate that Protasiewicz would have to recuse herself in all those cases.
wouldn’t kelly have to recuse also?
richard lesiak wrote, “wouldn’t kelly have to recuse also?”
Show me that Kelly is an actual advocate against abortion without using the current anti-Kelly propaganda TV smears and then we can discuss it. Until then my answer is no because it hasn’t been proven to me that he’s actually an anti-abortion advocate.
Show me otherwise and I’ll seriously consider it.
One could argue so but who is going to make her?
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1. Vos proposes legislation. 2. Kelly gets elected. 3. Vos then pulls the ‘ol gop bait and switch. 4. come up with some BS about how the libs did it. Been down this road before Dave. And stop calling her Judge Abortion it makes you look like a third rate faux newscaster.
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Kelly is DOA. The only thing that will defeat Judge Janet is a heart attack.
Isn’t the political left is trying to buy the seat with out-of-state money?
Don’t the people realize that political dollars from the likes of California don’t represent Wisconsin?
I’m not so sure that Kelly is DOA and nothing can defeat Judge Janet other than a heart attack. Personally I think this is going to be a close one in the actual election but I could be wrong.
Yes, the left is trying to buy the seat with out-of-state money. Our side needs more out-of-state money.
“Don’t the people realize that political dollars from the likes of California don’t represent Wisconsin?”
Despicably detestable Lefties don’t give a toss about “representation;” their handlers have eliminated that requirement with shockingly effortless aplomb.
All that’s necessary is that these mindless waifs do whatever they’re told, which they will do in lock-step with glassy eyes, and without question!
Anyone wonder why those worthlessly unemployable PsOS who attacked the GA LE Training facility hail from far-n-wide?
Didn’t think so.
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the only reason people tolerate you gotch is because your family left you a bunch of money and property in the monroe st area. Triple deck douchbag.
The Lazy @$$ Blogge Idiot TROLT is the sad product which so often results from a lower-class single-parent family.
The Fair Courts America PAC is tossing a couple of million at him. Most of it Uihlein money; at least from one side of the family. The whole lot got smart and moved to Illinois.
Only pathetically drooling addlepates believe that smart people move to IliNOISE.
The Lazy @$$ Blogge Idiot TROLT believes that smart people move to IliNOISE.
Solve for X…
To wit: IliNOISE LED_THE_NATION In Outmigration In 2021
It gets worse.
That’s the 8th_STRAIGHT_YEAR of net losses.
Seems like the SMART ONES aren’t moving in; quite the opposite it would appear, am I right?
And worse yet.
Did The Gotch mention that THE_WORST_TEAM in the known NFL Universe just so happens to call that pitiable state its home…..?
Let’s see…appointed by Walker for 4 years, then ran on his own record, defeated. Got paid 120k for work done for the fake electors, currently a missing person. 6-01-23 “Dan who?”
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It’s curious to me that there’s been so little publicity about pending litigation that could more less settle the issue. The particulars: Wisconsin has two (count ’em!) abortion statutes that arguably conflict, 940.04 (absolute ban, other than “therapeutic” to save mother’s life); and 940.15 (no ban pre-“viability,” restrictions thereafter. A declaratory judgment was filed in Dane County circuit court last June, to declare that, as the more recently passed of the two conflicting statutes, 940.15 controls (Case No. 2022CV1594). If that were indeed to be the outcome, essentially pre-viability abortion on demand, then it seems to me that would resolve much if not all of the political tension. And strictly on the basis of the legal merits, I’d say that that is how it should — and one day will — be resolved. (Link to the DJ petition, here: https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/madison.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/4/30/4300dee4-a0ef-50e1-ba05-37ceb5ac5a2b/62bb577124c16.pdf.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3yMazLDs1_bm8VAPO23Clp5XY-XvIGq48PTHoN2o4I-8uAYNr_Qx6Tncw. I don’t know where links, if they exist, to documents filed in opposition might be found.)
suck the short leg in the parking lot gotch.
Small wonder the Lazy @$$ Blogge Idiot TROLT isn’t allowed within 1000 feet of an Elementary School; he’s a pervy ‘Mo grooming/recruiting his preference.
I wonder how many of these people who are for abortion, would be for abortion if they were the person being aborted?
To have to miss out on the good things in life. Never to see the sun rise or set. Never to see the moon or the stars. Never to have friends. Never to share a funny joke with them. Never to love another person, to be held by them, or to hold them in your arms.
Sad, so sad that many take such a callused indifference to life.
I wonder how Judge Janet would feel if she was the one who had been aborted?
How would Hitler feel?
Abortion certainly is one factor against Kelly, but his positions on religion as expressed in numerous writings swayed my vote away from him. He seems to be yet another ‘fascism in the name of religion” candidate.
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