Saturday’s Vukmir, Baldwin debate included key clashes on health care and immigration

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican Leah Vukmir skirmished on health care, abortion and the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during their second debate of the campaign Saturday night. > Journal Sentinel

Planned Parenthood’s $20M voter turnout initiative coming to Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood this week announced a $20 million ground game initiative for the midterm elections, targeting 10 states including Wisconsin. It’s the largest ground game ever organized by the organization. > Roll Call

Kaul: Kavanaugh will restrict abortion rights if confirmed

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will vote to restrict abortion rights if he wins a spot on the high court, Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul predicted Thursday. > AP News

Nicholson, Vukmir oppose abortion but won’t say if they want Roe v. Wade overturned

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Republican U.S. Senate candidates Kevin Nicholson and Leah Vukmir are staunch abortion foes — but with a majority of Wisconsinites saying they want abortion legal in some or all cases, the candidates aren’t saying if they want the landmark Roe v. Wade decision overturned. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Though Kelda Roys’ claim that abortion is a crime in Wisconsin misleads, here is what’s true

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe vs. Wade recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion in 1973, abortion has been legal in the United States. That includes Wisconsin. And yet, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys has a point about what’s on the books in Wisconsin state law. > PolitiFact Wisconsin

SCOTUS changes are focusing the lens on Wisconsin’s strict abortion ban

President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the high court is energizing abortion rights advocates across the country. Even more so, perhaps, because it comes as midterm elections are in full swing. Here in Wisconsin, the reality of the state’s abortion ban is adding fuel to the fire. > Isthmus

Baldwin: I’ll oppose Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she’ll oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, citing his views on health care and abortion rights. Baldwin’s opposition is not surprising, as Kavanaugh has yet to have any Democratic senators pledge support for his confirmation. > Wisconsin State Journal