By Rita Diller
Milwaukee County judge Janet Protasiewicz has defeated former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice Daniel Kelly for a key position on the Supreme Court of Wisconsin—a win that threatens abortion restrictions in place in the state where a conservative Supreme Court has held the reins by a 4-3 margin for the past 15 years.
Before the election, LifeSiteNews reported that “allies of Protasiewicz . . . are peppering the Wisconsin airwaves with television ads primarily focused on her support for legal abortion.”
In an impassioned announcement following his defeat, Justice Kelly said, “This was the most deeply deceitful, dishonorable, despicable campaign I have ever seen run for the courts.
Protasiewicz was endorsed by radical pro-abortion groups Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and EMILY’s List. Justice Kelly was endorsed by groups that work to support and protect human life: ALL’s longtime associate group Pro-Life Wisconsin, along with Wisconsin Family Action and Wisconsin Right to Life.
Pro-Life Wisconsin was American Life League’s first associate group. Like ALL, Pro-Life Wisconsin is 100% pro-life. Its Victory Fund PAC proudly proclaims above its election endorsements for Justice Kelly and others:
We proudly endorse these candidates who recognize the personhood of the preborn baby and hold the principled and compassionate no-exceptions pro-life position. For thirty years, Pro-Life Wisconsin has held high the banner of total protection for all preborn children. Because we insist on this high standard, more and more candidates for elected office are 100% pro-life. We stand behind those candidates who stand behind 100% of the babies.
During the days leading up to the election, Roman Catholic bishop Donald Hying and Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee both reminded Catholics of the primacy of the right to life when voting.
Liberal groups outspent conservatives five-to-one in the race. The deep pockets prevailed, but we know that the fight will continue, and in the end life and justice for the preborn will prevail, providing that pro-life people make it their business to know and understand what is on their local ballots, work to make it 100% pro-life, and get out and vote!
In the battle we now face in each state to make abortion illegal and indeed impossible, it is absolutely critical that pro-life advocates vote with an informed conscience in all upcoming elections. In this age of the Internet, all the information is at our fingertips. Check to see who is endorsing the candidates and make your decision wisely, remembering that while there are many issues, abortion is not an issue. It is the ultimate violation of human rights—the stripping of the most basic right to life from human beings who have an innate, God-given right to live.
Returning the abortion fight to the states will not stop abortion unless those who understand that abortion is murder fight on every corner, including the ballot box, to stop abortion 100%!