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T and R x 6, and thanks Ms. Benny!! 🙂 You and jcb ever need OT/Nest help, let me know. I’ve read a few emails about the climate crisis marches. Tremendous turnouts. That’s no surprise that the captured MSM doesn’t report them.


The WI GQP is at it again;

Wisconsin Republican leader blocks pay raises in continuation of DEI fight

This petty argument by the Wi GQP is blocking already agreed upon pay raises for over 80,000 state workers. The Wi GQP really hates thier state workers.


Some temp good news out of WI,well at least until the GQP finds a friendly judge to overturn this judges ruling.
Wisconsin Abortion Clinic Booked Up After Judge Rules Pre-Civil War ‘Abortion Ban’ Is Not a Ban

After Wisconsinites went over a year without access to abortion, Planned Parenthood resumed offering abortion services at the organization’s clinics in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday. The news follows a recent ruling from a state judge that determined a pre-Civil War trigger law from 1849—which automatically banned abortion in the state after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade—doesn’t actually apply to medical abortion.

“There is no such thing as an ‘1849 Abortion Ban’ in Wisconsin,” Dane County Circuit Judge Diane Schlipper ruled in July. She wrote that the law’s language, which states that “any person, other than the mother, who intentionally destroys the life of an unborn child is guilty of a Class H felony,” is referring to “feticide,” not voluntary abortion.

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In the last year, we’ve seen particularly outlandish attempts by top anti-abortion politicians in Wisconsin to justify the archaic law, including Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) stating at campaign events last fall that he’d support a referendum for abortion rights—if and only if voters stared at embryos and fetuses in jars before casting their ballots. Earlier this year, Republicans in the legislature proposed a bill to seemingly soften the blow of their abortion ban with… a $1,000 tax credit offered to “parents” with “unborn children for whom a fetal heartbeat has been detected”—certainly on the low end for compensation for forced pregnancy, birth, and parenting. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also reported last fall that Pro-Life Wisconsin intended to use the state’s 1849 ban and its language recognizing the personhood of an “unborn child” as an opening to “ban most common forms of contraception and birth control and prohibit in vitro fertilization.”

Other abortion providers in Wisconsin will also start offering abortion services again. One provider, Dr. Kristin Lyerly, who also offers abortion services in Arizona, Minnesota, and Illinois, told the Wisconsin State Journal on Monday that she moved across state lines to Illinois to provide abortions with several other native Wisconsin providers last year, and often encounters patients from Wisconsin. “There’s always a powerful moment when we are seeing a patient in Illinois and we ask them where they came from and they say ‘Wisconsin,’ and we say, ‘We are too,’ and there’s just this immediate bond and understanding that all of us know that this is important care, and that we will do everything we can to make sure that they can access it,” Lyerly said. She continued, “I’m really looking forward to coming back home. My kids are at home. My whole family’s there and has been for generations.”

The resumption of abortion services in Wisconsin is a rare, urgently needed post-Roe win, especially as abortion access continues to thin across the Midwest. Still, Lin says she and other abortion rights advocates in the state are being vigilant: “There still remains the shadow of uncertainty that this could be taken away from us, from one day to the next.”

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