Opportunity to end 'political theater' draws near

Opportunity to end 'political theater' draws near

Opportunity to end 'political theater' draws near

Conservatives are reminding voters that Wisconsin's pro-life law is just one issue that's on the line in the upcoming November election.

Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision this summer, Governor Tony Evers (D), who is up for re-election, has twice called lawmakers into special session with instructions to overturn a 173-year-old law that bans abortion in the state.

Gracie Skogman of Wisconsin Right to Life tells AFN that neither session resulted in the outcome Gov. Evers wanted.

"Already we have heard countless stories of women who have chosen life because of that law, but Gov. Evers will stop at nothing to ensure that abortion is accessible in Wisconsin up 'til the moment of birth," she laments. "So, this is just another one of his tactics to attack our pro-life law."

With elections just weeks away, Governor Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul have also filed a lawsuit to overturn the pro-life law – a move that Skogman says should remind voters that every election is important.

"Our legal expertise on that is that the case is very weak," she notes. "Instead, the attorney general should be ensuring enforcement of the law. So, the lawsuit is still pending in the courts … but from our perspective, it's more political theater."

Meanwhile, the head of a worldwide Christian sports ministry is alerting parents that Gov. Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes are promoting radical videos online to very young children.

4 WINDS USA (4 Winds Christian Athletics) President Steve McConkey, a longtime Wisconsin resident, thinks parents should take a stand.

McConkey, Steve (4 Winds Christian Athletics) McConkey

"The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has a webpage promoting all the pronouns to preschoolers and also offering counseling to them to help them in the transition process," McConkey relays. "They need to leave people under 18 years of age alone."

He tells AFN the parents are just beginning to find out about the radical, age-inappropriate videos.

"I think people are very tired of schools trying to become the parent and teach kids things that are contrary to what they would be taught at home," the 4 WINDS president submits.

He encourages parents to stay in tune with what their children are being taught at school, and if possible, to find alternatives to public education.

According to the state GOP, the fact that Gov. Evers, "who likes to call himself the 'education governor,'" is allowing tax dollars to be used to push this on children is "appalling."

"In stark contrast, Tim Michels has a plan to put the focus back on the basics and to put parents back in charge of what their kids are learning in school," WisGOP.org points out.

Wisconsin Right to Life hopes the political theater will end in November with the election of a life-respecting governor, attorney general, and legislature.