Be a Voter in the Spring Election
By Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin | March 27, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Our health is on the line – spring elections are coming up on April 2nd, and we need a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court who can be trusted to uphold the law when it comes to women health.
Brian Hagedorn is running for Wisconsin Supreme Court, and he has made it clear that he is an opponent of abortion access and Planned Parenthood. He has proven through his words and actions that he can’t be trusted to be a fair and impartial judge.
This is Brian Hagedorn’s record:
- He called Planned Parenthood a “wicked organization” in a blog post titled “Another reason why I hate Planned Parenthood.” After the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on the comments he made while in law school, Hagedorn defended the posts saying that his viewpoints would not impact his decisions from the court. He has made his extreme opposition to Planned Parenthood clear, and it is obvious he would not be able to be impartial if elected.
- He called the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, “the worst and most unjustifiable decision in history.” Roe v. Wade was the landmark case that affirmed a constitutional right to access abortion in this country. Hagedorn has made it clear that he does not support that decision, meaning he doesn’t trust a woman to make her own health care decisions. This is unacceptable.
- Hagedorn took over $3,000 in payments and gifts from a hate group between 2015 and 2018. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an organization that advocates for an extreme anti-LGBTQ agenda and is deemed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. According to One Wisconsin Now, “The ADF supports criminalizing homosexuality, has defended sterilization of transgender people, claimed a link between homosexuality and pedophilia and works for legislation and case law to allow LGBTQ people to be denied professional and other services.” Hagedorn was compensated for speeches he gave to the hate group, and the content of these speeches has not been released to the public.
- Hagedorn founded a school that excludes LGBTQ students, parents and teachers. A judge who doesn’t recognize the equality of all people has no place on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
- Hagedorn said that he would not recuse himself from cases involving Planned Parenthood on account of his personal and political views and public past criticisms. He is clearly driven by his own political agenda and cannot be trusted to uphold the law and treat people equally.
Make sure Brian Hagedorn doesn’t have the chance to push his anti-women’s health agenda on the State Supreme Court. Be a Voter on April 2nd.
Judge Lisa Neubauer is running for the same State Supreme Court seat and is endorsed by PPAWI because she is an experienced jurist who can be trusted to uphold the law when it comes to women’s health. Judge Neubauer knows Wisconsinites deserve access to medical care, free from political interference.
Check out the list of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s Endorsed Candidates.
For more information about voting, check out myvote.wi.gov. You can check what’s on your ballot, register to vote, and check your polling location. Make sure you mark your calendar for April 2nd! To vote, make sure you bring a valid form of ID. You can learn more about what IDs here.