Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election witnessed a significant victory for Democrats as Judge Janet Protasiewicz defeated former Justice Dan Kelly to secure a liberal majority on the court. The impact of this election is bound to change the direction of Wisconsin’s legal landscape, specifically in terms of abortion regulation.
The high-stakes election saw an unprecedented outpouring of support from within and outside the state. However, it was the massive Democratic contributions from out-of-state donors that played a significant role in tipping the scales in Protasiewicz’s favor.
A recent report revealed that globalist billionaire George Soros donated $1 million to Wisconsin Democrats before the critical election, raising questions about the role of money and outside influence in the state’s judicial races.
For 15 years, Wisconsin's Supreme Court leaned conservative. Not anymore.
This was the race to win in 2023 and the left knew it.
Their Soros-funded candidate had a 7-to-1 committed ad spending advantage over conservative Dan Kelly, who didn't run his first ads until 2 wks ago.
— Julia 🇺🇸 (@Jules31415) April 5, 2023
George Soros now owns the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Not a good sign heading into 2024.
What is Ronna Romney doing? She has to go.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) April 5, 2023
Wisconsin, known for its rich conservative history, now faces the prospect of a judiciary that could overturn or dilute existing pro-life policies. For example, the state’s law restricting abortion after 20 weeks could come under increased scrutiny, potentially resulting in more liberal regulations. It is crucial to acknowledge the long-lasting implications of these changes, which may erode the values that have defined Wisconsin’s character for years.
The shift towards a liberal majority in the court could also pave the way for activist judges to interpret the law more liberally, disregarding the state’s constitution. This concern has been echoed by conservative commentators, who argue that the outcome of the Wisconsin Supreme Court election could enable left-leaning judges to push their policy preferences instead of strictly adhering to the rule of law.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court election turnout broke records, signifying the increased political engagement of citizens on both sides of the aisle. Nonetheless, it is critical to recognize the influence of out-of-state contributions in determining the election outcome. Wisconsin’s citizens must question whether their interests and values are being overshadowed by external forces seeking to shape the state’s judiciary.
Furthermore, the ramifications of this election extend beyond Wisconsin’s borders. As a swing state, Wisconsin often plays a pivotal role in national elections. The liberal shift in the court could embolden Democratic efforts to push their progressive agenda in other states, thus challenging the nation’s pro-life movement.
As the Wisconsin Supreme Court prepares for a liberal majority, the state’s legal landscape is bound to evolve. Abortion regulation and other conservative policies may face a different fate in the hands of a judiciary that leans more towards the progressive agenda. The role of out-of-state Democratic contributions in influencing the election outcome cannot be understated. Wisconsin’s citizens must remain vigilant and ensure that external forces do not dilute their values.
In the face of these changes, the pro-life movement must strengthen its resolve and continue to advocate for the sanctity of life. Only through unwavering determination and a commitment to upholding core values can the movement counteract the liberal shift and continue to champion the rights of the unborn.