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Fri May 13, 2022, 03:45 AM

Ron Johnson tries to distance himself from past anti abortion stances

“As a compassionate society we have an obligation to protect life, especially the life of the most vulnerable among us — the unborn, and those babies born alive despite an abortionist’s attempt to kill them,” Johnson said ten years later, supporting a 2020 vote on a abortion ban that failed to overcome a Democratic filibuster.

Now, with the pro-life movement seemingly on the verge of securing a historic victory with the likely impending reversal of Roe v. Wade, Johnson is striking a different tune.

“It might be a little messy for some people, but abortion is not going away,” he told the Wall Street Journal this week, when asked about the impact of the precedent’s overturning in Wisconsin.


For Johnson himself, it’s an election year. Wisconsin Democrats are vying to unseat him, with Roe poised to become a pivotal issue in the election.

His state has received sharp attention in part for what would happen if Roe were to be overturned. The state still has an 1849 statute on the books that would make it a felony for health care providers to perform an abortion in all cases except to protect the life of the mother.

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Johnson added that those who sought an abortion could always travel to Democratic-controlled Illinois for the procedure.


The statement drew fast condemnation from candidates in the Democratic Senate primary. Alex Lasry, executive of the Milwaukee Bucks, told TPM that “‘messy’ is when you spill a glass of milk.” Mandela Barnes, the state’s lieutenant governor, tweeted his indignation, calling Johnson’s actions “not only disappointing,” but “dangerous.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ronjon-distances-self-from-own-anti-abortion-position/ar-AAXczVs

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Demovictory9 Friday OP
Ray Bruns Friday #1
LakeArenal Friday #5
Stuart G Friday #2
Midnight Writer Friday #3
Ray Bruns Friday #8
LakeArenal Friday #4
milestogo Friday #6
LakeArenal Friday #7
Grins Friday #9
Wild blueberry Friday #10

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 09:58 AM

1. Man has the backbone of Susan Collins

and the intelligence of Trump

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Response to Ray Bruns (Reply #1)

Fri May 13, 2022, 12:19 PM

5. And the corruption of a Russian agent.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 10:57 AM

2. Like Trump the fool doesn't have a clue..not even a tiny, winy itsiy bitsy clue.

I think this will be a major issue, & Ron Johnson will lose this election because of it.

The idea of...."going to Illinois" is abhorrent in Wisconsin.....Going to "Illinois" for anything is looked down upon.

Thank goodness for that stupid statement.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 11:24 AM

3. This is their new GOP Party line. "Everyone will still be able to get an abortion."

They are repeating this over and over, and soon it will be part of their gospel, one of those things that "everyone just knows".

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #3)

Fri May 13, 2022, 12:33 PM

8. Until they outlaw it in Congress.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 12:18 PM

4. "Johnson added that those who sought an abortion ocould always travel to Democratic-controlled Il

Proving completely that this is political and not a life, health or privacy issue.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 12:19 PM

6. He's given Wisconsin a million reasons not to vote for him.

For one thing, he's a complete idiot.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #6)

Fri May 13, 2022, 12:30 PM

7. Yes but you and I know 47% of WI are idiots as well.

We only need 4% to beat them.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 12:34 PM

9. He got one thing right!!!

”…abortion is not going away”

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 01:32 PM

10. Hope this helps sink him

Along with working for Putin*, passing tax cuts to benefit himself and his wealthy donors, braying lies about Covid and the vaccines, helping the January 6 insurrection, and generally betraying everyone in Wisconsin (except his wealthy donors).
* What was he doing in Moscow July 4, 2018?

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