In a post to Twitter this Tuesday, conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter lamented Milwaukee County Circuit Court Janet Protasiewicz winning a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court — a win that gives liberals their first majority on the state’s highest court in 15 years.
As NBC News points out, Protasiewicz’s win will allow the court’s new liberal majority “to determine the future of several pivotal issues the bench is likely to decide in the coming years, including abortion rights” and even possibly the outcome of the 2024 presidential race in the battleground state.
According to Coulter, the Wisconsin Supreme Court now leaning liberal is the result of Republicans’ extreme views on abortion.
“The demand for anti-abortion legislation just cost Republicans another crucial race. Pro-lifers: WE WON. Abortion is not a ‘constitutional right’ anymore! Please stop pushing strict limits on abortion, or there will be no Republicans left,” she tweeted, referring the overturning of Roe v. Wade last year.
The demand for anti-abortion legislation just cost Republicans another crucial race.
Pro-lifers: WE WON. Abortion is not a "constitutional right" anymore! Please stop pushing strict limits on abortion, or there will be no Republicans left.https://t.co/HK2pxV0geY
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 5, 2023
In the thread beneath Coulter’s tweet, pro-lifers lashed out, some of them accusing Coulter of disliking Catholics, others accusing her of endorsing the killing of children.
“Who’s ‘we’? There’s no half-measure to being pro-life. You’re either for abortion, or against it. A pro-lifer who allows abortion in certain circumstances is an oxymoron,” one person replied.
“OR, there will be no babies left. Either way, our time in this solar system is about to end,” another person wrote.
“Prominent former conservative Ann Coulter comes out for limited restrictions on killing babies to win elections,” a person clapped back.
Conservative-leaning justices hold a 4-3 majority on the court. Protasiewicz, who was elected to a 10-year term, will take the place of retiring conservative Justice Patience Roggensack.