Wisconsin voters will get a say in what has been called the most important election of the year over abortion rights on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, voters will cast ballots for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Although the state Supreme Court is technically nonpartisan, the results of this race will determine the ideological balance of the judges and are expected to lead the court to consider whether the 1849 abortion ban should be retained. have a direct impact on the future of abortion rights in the state. on the book.
“When the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed Law vs Wade, there was a lot of talk about the issue of abortion sent to the state legislature. Ultimately, the matter will be left to the Supreme Courts of the 50 states, each of which must interpret the state constitution,” University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Howard Schweber told his BuzzFeed News.
After the U.S. Supreme Court decision Law vs Wade Last June’s state elections highlighted the issue of reproductive rights.Kansas voters last summer refused the attempt After stripping state constitutions of abortion protections and last fall’s midterm elections, voters in some statesStates including Michigan and Kentucky defended reproductive rights in their votes.
when in wisconsin egg The 1849 ban, which was overturned and prohibited abortion in all cases except life-saving, was re-enacted. State Democratic Attorney General Josh Cowl, with the support of Democratic Governor Tony Evers, sued to overturn the ban, promised not to force it Legal challenges will continue to go through court. Still, many abortion providers in the state have stopped performing the procedure due to its murky legality.
Kaul and Evers were re-elected in November after campaigning in support of abortion rights. The case is now expected to go to the state Supreme Court in the next year or two, and the judge is expected to make a final decision on whether the 1849 ban remains law. will be
The election has become one of the country’s most watched contests, along with former President Barack Obama. urging people in Wisconsin to go out and vote. It also broke spending records as the most expensive state Supreme Court election in U.S. history. $29 million Go for political ads, according to the Brennan Justice Center.